Attention all brides-to-be! With the right price, you can look just like Victoria Beckham on your wedding day—David Beckham and Spice Girls not included.
The diamond and gold "East of Paris" tiara that the former Posh Spice wore to her 1999 wedding to the British soccer star is going up for auction on Dec. 5. London's Bonhams auction house estimates that the latticed piece of wedding headwear from jewelry designer Slim Barrett will sell for between $28,963 and $40,227 (£18,000 and £25,000).
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Posh topped off her edgy short hairstyle with the 18-carat gold creation, which went superbly with her roughly $100,000 Vera Wang wedding dress. That slimming, cream-colored gown is sadly off the market, but her tiara has plenty of royal cred to make up for it: It's been displayed at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and Antwerp's Diamond Museum.
"Inspiration for East of Paris came from my love of Eastern design and Parisian haute couture," Barrett told Vogue UK of the pricey crown. "I set out to fuse the two styles."
When Posh and Becks tied the knot 14 years ago (maybe her tiara was good luck!), Victoria was just emerging from the global Spice Girls phenomenon, so naturally, the fashion-forward pop star wore a wedding-day ensemble that fit her nickname. Their over-the-top wedding took place at the stunning, 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle, near Dublin, Ireland, and the regal details quickly gained them notoriety as a "royal" couple long before Kate and Will took the title.
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Just how luxe was their celebration? The bride arrived at the castle in a burgundy vintage Bentley and walked down the aisle carrying an oversized wedding bouquet of eucalyptus, apples, and twine. The castle even sported a purple heraldic flag for the day with the letters 'V.B.D.' for Victoria, Brooklyn and David (their first son was less than a year old). Though only 29 guests witnessed their vows, 230 celebrants joined the reception, and all wore black and white, even Posh's fellow Spice Girls! Installing an non-traditional dress code can be a burden, but we're guessing their upper-crust friends and family had no trouble scrounging something up.
Whether David Beckham is your dream husband, you're planning to wear a princess-like ball gown wedding dress, or you just love sparkly accessories, Victoria's tiara may be for you! We hope whomever buys it has as much luck in love as its original owner.
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