Never have the words You Look a Million Dollars had so much and yet so little meaning. A million dollars is no extortion compared to some dresses that are, quite literally, priceless; springing from a designer’s subconscious, involving the work of seamstresses in their droves and worn once only for Hollywood’s red carpet. In this infographic we discover if it is possible to place a value on some of the world’s most iconic dresses.

Burning 270,000 calories… watching My Week With Marilyn 180 times… or hearing Gordon Ramsay say his 32,680th swear word… just some of the things that could happen in the 300 hours it took to make the stunning Louis Vuitton dress Michelle Williams wore to this year’s Oscars.  So what really is the true value of a priceless dress?

Although in 2002 the most expensive red carpet ensemble was £5,000,000, why not treat yourself to something a little more purse friendly from our evening, party and maxi dresses collection, with coordinating clutches and on-trend wedges.


For a Audrey Hepburn inspired look without the designer prize tag, you’ll love this Black Ruched Dress. Or for a summer twist on the Michelle William’s red evening dress, check out this Geri by Next Red Maxi Dress.