There are countless of hat memorabilias and collectibles out there, but none is more expensive than the Chapeau d'Amour, or the "hat of love". This one-of-a-kind creation features a striking design that will definitely make heads turn!
source: the rich times
The Chapeau d'Amour was crafted by couture designer Louis Mariette, who was commissioned by Harrods to make the spectacular hat in 2009. Louis was inspired by ivy and bluebells and wanted to experiment with creative millinery techniques to make something extraordinary.
The hat is made of special materials including feather, platinum and diamond embellishments. It is valued at a whopping $2.7 million and was modeled by actress Alicia Witt in London for Christie's, although it was never put up for sale.
Although the couture piece looks strange and is jaw-droppingly expensive, it wins the title of "most unique and most expensive hat" in the world!