A.F. Vandevorst Black Beauty classic riding boots with pink diamond cross (39) — pair 10/12

Size: 39

Insole: 25,5 cm

Platform: 1,5 cm

Heel: 6,5 cm

Shaft: 37 cm



Calf leather



Black riding boots

From the Black Beauty line

A limited edition of 12 pairs

One of the boots has an A.F. Vandevorst logo encrusted with 36 natural diamonds

The diamonds are in Naturally Fancy Pink colour and have a Round Brilliant cut

The 36 diamonds are laid into a 18 KT Pink Gold Cross

Shiny calf leather

Tall shaft

Pull tabs on top

Low heel and platform

The ready-to-wear line, inspired by A.F. Vandevorst’s 3 million USD boots designed for 2013 Hong Kong Design week

All boots come with an A.F. Vandevorst black matte box, with laser-cut foam on the inside

All boots come with their diamond certificate, handed out by the International Gemological Institute, inserted in a passport holder

All boots come with the leather treatment card

Pair 10/12

From fall 2014


Condition: 5/5

New with minor fitting marks on the soles




  • The diamond encrusted logo is only on the left boot, the right boot is plain black
  • All boots will be shipped from the A.F. Vandevorst archive with FedEx
  • No refunds or returns
  • It is not possible to declare the parcel with a lower value or as a gift, so please check your local import tax rates prior to buying
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About A.F. Vandevorst's Black Beauty diamond boots

In collaboration with diamond company Diarough/UNI-Design, designers An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx have set new standards in extravagance by creating the world’s most expensive pair of shoes.


Sourcing diamonds worldwide like the adventurer whom we glimpse an impression of on the runway, it was a natural fit for A.F. Vandevorst to take part in the diamond fashion project; as eighty-four percent of the world’s rough diamonds, and fifty percent of all polished diamonds pass through Flanders.


Based on the design of a pair of paisley patterned calf skin boots from the Fetish shoe collection, 30.000 man hours were put into designing, and producing a replica pair completely covered with 38.883 naturally white, light pink, brownish pink, champagne, and grey colored hand set diamonds into 4.753 grams of gold. Exceptionally rare reddish pink diamonds from the Australian Argyle mine complete the set with the signature cross-shaped logo; coming to 1.527 carats and a cost of $3.188.000 .


After having revealed the most expensive diamond boots in the world during 2013 Business of Design Week in Hong Kong, the boots lay for rest by the runway of the Autumn/winter 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week. And in continuing to deal with diamonds, A.F. Vandevorst introduced Black Beauty, a new concept for their Autumn/ Winter 2014 sales in which their trademark X010 shiny black calf leather riding boots could be ordered with the trademark cross covered in naturally white, brownish pink, or light pink colored diamonds.


Only 12 pairs were ever produced and are now exclusively for sale at Vaniitas.

About A.F. Vandevorst

A.F. Vandevorst is a Belgian label created in 1997 by the couple Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst.

In 1987, both An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met on their first day as students at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Instantly they felt like they matched, both on a personal and a creative level.

After graduating, An Vandevorst went to work for Maison Martin Margiela and became the first assistant of Dries Van Noten later on. Filip Arickx completed his obligatory military service, worked as a freelance stylist afterwards and went to work for Dirk Bikkembergs.

Vandevorst and Arickx united in 1997 to create their label A.F. Vandevorst. This was a time when the fashion world was eagerly awaiting a second wave of talent to follow in the footsteps of the famous ‘Antwerp Six’:  Ann Demeulemeester,Walter van BeirendonckDries Van NotenDirk Van SaeneDirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee.Arickx and Vandevorst remember their first collection — shown in Paris for fall 1998— as being overflowing, perhaps overly so, with ideas.

Nonetheless, Dries Van Noten supported the couple with sales and distribution.

The A.F. Vandevorst aesthetic is marked by a combination of feminine draping and strong masculine tailoring. Filip and An look for inspiration to military and nurse uniforms, lingerie and fetish subculture. Appropriately, their footwear line, launched in 2003, is called Fetish.

A.F. Vandevorst also has a diffusion line, A Friend, selling pieces at more retail friendly prices.

They have been growing very slowly and recently gained momentum with their fall 2015 collection, which was nothing short of an art happening, with models wearing gasmasks and getting spraypainted by artist Joris Van de Moortel while walking the runway.

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg

Shoe size