Jean Paul Gaultier Designs a Gold Bar
Now this is what we call an investment piece.
While some shoppers prefer to keep their assets in their closets (a Chanel jacket here, a Birkin there), who says actual currency can’t be just as fashionable? Not Jean Paul Gaultier: he just designed a gold bar.
The one-off project was created for French gold investment company CPoR Devises, Women’s Wear Daily reports, and features a JPG-designed heart with his name written across it. The bar weighs one troy ounce. (Currently, one ounce of gold is valued at $1,677.02.)
Of course, we expect that the Gaultier name will add a little something to the value as well—but how much? Potential investors must wait and see; according to WWD, orders for the bar can be placed on the open market starting October 14.