500 bank notes dressRania Ghamrawi, a Saudi fashion designer, used SR 500 currency notes worth SR 1 million to design a unique dress that wowed many young designers, local media reported.

She said that it took 3 weeks to stud the money on the fabric, sew the crystal beads on the chest and line the fabric. The dress was intended for display in celebration of the Saudi National Day and was much appreciated, making it all worthwhile, Rania said.

She explained that her design which comprises of Saudi currency is a traditional dress that represented the cultural and heritage identity of the Kingdom in a trendy modern way; rather than the traditional costume of green or shemagh- traditional headdress.

Her idea came within  her graduation project to design a dress of a material that is not meant to be worn. She designed two different dresses; the one with the 500 Riyal bills and a low value one made of black garbage bags. The former design hugely  impressed her professors who consider it a unique and valuable cultural piece.