Gold Coins Sewn into £1million clothes

A Tokyo design school sent models decked out in more than 1,500 Austrian gold coins clinking down the catwalk on Thursday to showcase its students’ skill.The outfits were designed by students at Bunka Fashion College for their annual school festival.

The coins, lent by the Austrian Mint Office and worth more than $1.2 million, were sewn onto three pieces of apparel — a full-length dress weighing 10 kg (22 pounds) and two jackets weighing up to 21 kg (46 pounds).

One of the models became overwhelmed with the weight of his outfit, a 15 kg jacket, which was swiftly taken off.

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