According to the People’s Daily, a Beijing girl was given a dress made out of stitched-together money from her older lover as a 21st-birthday present.
Both the People’s Daily and the girl’s original Weibo post, value the dress at 200,000 RMB ($32,100):
[Translation by Beijing Cream] To celebrate this princess’s big 21st birthday, daddy considerately sent an exceedingly gorgeous cream cake, daddy is just the cutest! The most fun is nevertheless this “conjoined banknote dress”; I’m wearing apparently worth 200,000 yuan, a present my daddy racked his brains to buy for me, isn’t it praiseworthy! Sisters, don’t be covetous. Shocked by the value of the dress, all those CHANNEL [sic], LV in my closet are worthless now.
However, the money on the dress is quite hard to identify, apart from the fact that it is clearly not Chinese RMB. Over at Beijing Cream, commenter MS suggests that the bills are in fact Ukrainian, and definitely not worth $32,000:
The yellow and blue are 1 notes, and the reddish ones are 10. 1 Hryven = ~$0.12 US or .76 CNY. If you’re REALLY generous and assume there’s 150 10 notes and 300 1 notes, that means there’s a little over $200 in actual currency in that dress. Probably less, though.
Vitriolic netizens have called the girl a show-off and “brain dead”, the latter of which may indeed be true if she has publicized an incredibly expensive dress that is in fact as cheap and tacky as it looks.
Next time honey, ask for a diamond.
[Via: Beijing Cream]