Sunday, January 22, 2012

Goldfinger Valentine

You've got the haute couture outfit and designer jewelry. So, what's next?

How about gold bullion bars designed by the enfant terrible of French haute couture, Jean Paul Gaultier?

The fashion industry bad boy has been in vogue for decades — he designed Madonna's much-ballyhooed cone-shaped bra, a line of skirts for men and outfits for rocker Marilyn Manson.

Now he's reworking one-ounce bars of gold, charging about $1,830 (along with a $25 handling fee) for each. The going rate will change to reflect the spot price of the precious metal, which at the moment is about $1,660 an ounce.

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