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24-Karat Lingerie is Fit for Royalty

Photos Courtesy of Rococo Dessous
$6,000 could buy an around the world plane ticket, at least seven pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes or, for one modern princess, a 24-Karat gold Rococo Dessous bra. Taking a leaf from the history books of the world’s oldest royalty, leave it to former Victoria’s Secret designer Breanna Lee to come up with a lingerie collection gilded with what might be the world’s first 24-Karat gold thread.     Rococo Dessous Gold Thread 2013
Invented and patented in Switzerland in 2011, the thread may be a modern novelty, but the collection itself draws inspiration from history. “The desire for gold fashion was born in the world’s first grand civilization in Egypt, where Tutankhamun wore linens embroidered with the precious metal,” the company explains.
Inspired by Tsarina Alexandra (the wife of Czar Nicholas I) Cleopatra VII, the last pharaoh of Egypt, and two of King Louis XIV's leading ladies, Francoise, (his second wife) and the infamous Marie Antoinette, each piece in the collection is named after four ladies from history who had quite the taste for the luxe life.    Rococo Dessous Collection  Layout 2013
In fitting royal fashion, everything is hand stitched with the gold thread, black silks, and strictly made custom order. Corresponding to each woman's respective taste each piece varies in ornateness. Pearls and jewels may be added as well, for an additional fee.

The collection ranges from $3,000 for to $6,000 for a set.

Alexa Mangrum

Alexa Mangrum culminates her love of culture with her passion for writing as a Justluxe Editorial Team Member. An authority on the arts and design world, Mangrum frequently freelances for various publications globally. An arts and entertainment enthusiast in her local community of San Diego, Mangrum is a visual artist as well. Recently awarded as an Emerging Creative of 2013 by Google Inc. and con...(Read More)

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