7 Fashion World Records That’ll Blow Your Mind

World records aren’t really something you hear about these days. The notion of accomplishing something strange that no one has succeeded at doing before doesn’t resonate as much anymore. Nevertheless, we researched style-related world records broken near and far, and what we found was a bizarre and fascinating treasure trove of examples we suspect you’ll find equally interesting. Though our list ran pretty long, we narrowed it down to our favorites below.

 

1. Most Expensive Bag Sold at an auction

 

White Crocodile birkin
Image Source – 1stdibs.com

white crocodile diamond Birkin bag sold in China for a whopping $300,168

 

2. Richest Fashion Designer

Known for live broadcasting his haute couture collection on the internet for the first time, Italian designer Giorgio Armani is the wealthiest billionaire among the fashion designers. He’s the 6th richest person in Italy and stands at 196th in world’s billionaires’ list. The sole owner of the Armani Empire’s net worth is $6.8 billion.

 

3. Longest Runway

It Took Models 45 Minutes To Strut Down The World’s Longest Catwalk. The runway was a total of two miles, and was a collaboration between the Danish Fashion Institute and the Hong Kong Fashion Designer’s Association. 343 models participated as well as 35 Danish fashion, jewelry, and accessory brands.

 

4. Youngest Haute Couture Designer

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent known as Yves Saint-Laurent entered the record book as the youngest haute couture designer. He won the fashion sketch contest organized by International Wool Secretariat at the age of 17. He then got enrolled at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and started assisting Christian Dior. After 8 years, he established his own brand under his name.

 

5. Most Wins at the Fashion Awards

Alexander Mcqueen
Image Source – Vogue.it

British Designer Alexander McQueen won 11 awards in the fashion field since 1984. He also achieved a Guinness World Record for the title “Most Designer of the Year wins at the Fashion Award”. He won 4 awards for “British Designer of the Year”. He also achieved CFDA Award and CBE award for his contributions to the fashion industry.

6. Oldest Professional Model

daphne selfe
Image Source – Daphneselfe.com

Classic model, Daphne Selfe has been very active in the modelling industry for nearly 7 decades. Recorded as the world’s oldest professional model, Selfe has been featured in popular fashion magazines and worked with top fashion brands. “Modelling since 1949 with no signs of stopping. As long as I am booked, I shall keep turning up!” it’s obvious the model with the silver mane isn’t stopping anytime soon.

7. Most Consecutive Fashion Magazine Front Covers

Girolamo Panzetta is an Italian celebrity. He earns this title in the male model category. As of 2015, he has appeared 170 times on the cover of Japanese fashion magazine Leon. Doesn’t it sound like he’s on the cover almost every issue?

 

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