Latest gift from sugar daddy

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 9:19am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 9:25am

What can a dress made of a bunch of cash be? One girl has an answer – a perfect gift from a sugar daddy.

Recently one young woman posted a picture of herself wearing a dress that appeared to be made of fabric looking like banknotes. She claimed the dress was worth 200,000 yuan (HK$247,000) on weibo, the mainland’s biggest Twitter-like social website. But it earned her nothing but overwhelming denouncement.

Beside the picture she wrote: “My sugar daddy bought me this ‘cash dress’ worth 200,000 yuan for my 21st birthday.”

“All of my Chanel and LV products are lacklustre compared to this dress, don’t be jealous you guys,” she added.

The post sparked a flurry of interest on the internet. As of Monday afternoon, it was reposted more than 24,000 times, reported. But the post was deleted from the girl’s weibo without explanation.

Most of the comments under reposts denounced her act, calling it a vulgar dress, while many believed she posted it only to get people to look at her.

“She does this only to draw people’s attention,” one user commented.

“No doubt the money is fake,” said another.

“Just another gold digger,” was one more opinion.

Still other users assumed the girl’s sugar daddy was an official involved in graft and called for an investigation.

In recent years the mainland has seen more than one corrupt official sacked after their mistresses exposed their wealth online and drew legal investigation, following public demands.

To me, no matter how vulgar the dress is and regardless of how people feel about it, there is one thing I particularly admire – the designer. He/she has managed to identify a great potential market in China, where good-looking girls are desperately seeking something unique to boast about on the internet, to make people jealous of them.

The designer is single minded and focuses on only one aim which he/she does quite successfully – to make a perfect product for show-offs.