If you combine the words ‘expensive, strange, useless’ one of the first results should be the Chapeau d’Amour, world’s most expensive hat. Modeled by actress Alicia Witt at Christie’s in London, Chapeau d’Amour—the “hat of love”—was created by celebrity couture designer Louis Mariette.
Made of platinum and covered in stunning diamonds, the hat was inspired by ivy and bluebells. I am not sure from where did he get the weird inspiration of antennae but they resemble the legs of a big insect coming out. The hat is valued at $2.7 million, but maybe Louis had inkling that no one would buy this ‘unique’ hat because Chapeau d’Amour is not for sale.