NEW YORK — "What woman in America wouldn't want a gold T-shirt?" asked designer Andre van Pier at Wednesday's opening of his new "jewelry clothing" collection, dubbed "24 Carat."
The T-shirt, in pink gold for $3,000, goes with a matching $8,000 jacket.
Platinum Costs More
"We also have white gold, we have platinum," he continued. "You know platinum's slightly higher than the white gold."
"And this," he says, pointing to a model, "is the famous diamond bra."
The bra, so jewel-studded it needs to be viewed with sunglasses, was purchased by Joan Collins and belongs to Van Pier's earlier "Diamond Collection."
It is too soon to tell which celebrities will go for the "24 Carat" collection, but Van Pier devotees include Sophia Loren, whose picture hangs on the showroom wall, Mary Tyler Moore, Patti Davis, Liza Minnelli and Anne Randolph Hearst.