Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur

I'm not politically-inclined but with the coming onboard of the new PM two days ago, I thought I'd do some reading up just to keep up-to-date. I tell you, Malaysian politics is depressing! That's all I want to say. Talking about anything else is more elevating so I shant burden you with our politics.

Today is the actual Formula One held in our race-tracks in Sepang. Someone I know turned down an offer of grandstand tickets at RM50! Apparently, not everyone is interested in subjecting oneself to speed and noise, not to mention the heat which is at approx 34degC outside right now. Did I mention our 5-star hotels are fully-booked and are at three times the normal rate? But I digress..

Let's get on with something frivolous and pretty instead.

Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur.. No, it's not Florence Nightingale I'm talking about, nor nursing. It's about a dress..

Touted as the world’s most expensive gown, created at a cost of RM100mil, and it's made in Malaysia.

Encrusted with 751 diamonds weighing over 1,100 carats, the iconic “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur” was unveiled at the STYLO Fashion Grand Prix KL on Friday evening, modeled by actress, Kavita Sidhu.

The gown has a 6m-long train studded with diamonds and Swarovski crystals while a spectacular 70 carat tear-drop diamond from international jeweller, Mouawad, sparkled on the gown’s left bustier. A pair of Datuk Jimmy Choo shoes completed the ensemble.

Even at such a hefty price, there are potential buyers and that it would be shown to them soon. The “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur” would be travelling to three cities in the Middle East.

Watch a video..

Source: The Star..Jewel of the fashion world , RM100mil gown unveiled in KL


  1. haha.. which news got more attn of the citizen?

  2. Anonymous8:54 AM

    Why do ppl waste time & money in coming up with something like this?

  3. Robin, this one I know the answer. *Raised hand like in class*

    Politics for the guys; and... diamonds or diamante for the ladies.


  4. I know, Mei Teng. We will never ever understand the logic of the rich & famous. If it's any consolation, maybe they do charity in other ways too. Shall we just live and let live and enjoy what comes along? Besides, beauty is always good for the soul. Eh?

  5. that's one pricey dress! who is the designer btw?

    for malaysia to have this.... this can be quite something! wonder if hollywood & bollywood will perk up? do i hear mollywood? hehe

  6. The designer is Faisol Abdullah of Jendela KL and the diamonds are sponsored by an international jeweller, Mouawad.

    Mollywood? Good one!