Splurge: GucciGhost coat

Updated on November 23 2016

Coco Chanel once mentioned that “the best things in life are free, whereas the second best are very expensive”. True enough, when we are bestowed with free gifts (especially Christmas presents from our sartorially-driven friends), they make us feel on top of the world. Yet, the most extravagantly beautiful items – like this GucciGhost coat in mink fur– is something we can only aspire to own.

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The gorgeous back view of GucciGhost’s fur coat. Photo credit: Gucci

A collaboration with graffiti artist GucciGhost, aka Trouble Andrew, this vermillion mink fur coat is all about the details. Decorated with a diamond intarsia and a tampered ‘GG’ logo in a messy, paint dripping fashion to resemble graffiti street art, this collection goes in line with Alessandro Michele‘s creative take on the current Gucci girl.

It doesn’t stop there, the coat is intricately lined with bright pink silk and decorated with a heart and eagle embroidery, this is why the coat is parked in our list of being second best – the price tag to it is extremely heavy.

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The intricate details, down to the lining, of the mink coat. Photo credit: Gucci

For those who haven’t got over the expensive heart-shaped coat from Saint Laurent, here we have a more expensive (and definitely highly coveted) piece from Gucci. Also worn by Beyoncé at the Formation World Tour in Miami earlier this year, all we can say is that we agree with Coco Chanel’s words of wisdom: Things that are expensive are always second best.

Gucci Ghost diamond intarsia red mink coat, US$34,000 (S$48,473).