Once thought immune to the ebbs and flows of economic fluctuations, the year 2009 snatched away the reputation of luxury sector for being recession-proof, but thanks to the aspirational consumers, who inspired the manufacturers to increasingly bring out the exceptional products of luxury. Our list closes the year that gloomed around the globe with some of the unmatched products of desire with the hope to see better year ahead for each one of us and of course, a better growth in the luxury segment worldwide. January 2009 The month as usual started off sluggishly but in the light of the festive season, who better than a true wine connoisseur would know the importance of perfect wine accessory to make the occasion really special. La Fraicheur, an Amsterdam-based company, brought the limited edition wine coolers encrusted with diamonds and The month of love saw the most blinged-up souvenirs like the diamond-studded kitchen knife, For much part known for the International Women's Day, the month of march saw a range of products aimed at women, however, to make it to the top in our list of "most expensive" is the $30 million diamond dress by Stylo. Dubbed the “Nightingale of Kuala Lumpur,” this $30 million dress left While the month of April saw Mr. Mervis decorating a $30,000 cupcake with diamond toppings and the queen of bling, Paris Hilton adding a little more sparkle to her life with a While Marc Newson’s luxurious Lockheed Lounge chaise created uproar at the beginning of the month with its $1.6 million price tag, but it was the iconic 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa that set a new world record for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold at an auction. The car went for $12 million in an auction of Italian supercars organized by RM Auctions at Ferrari’s Maranello home in Italy. June 2009 As the buzz surrounding Slumdog Millionaire continued even after its big Oscar night back in February, there was still scope for the world's most expensive curry to coincide with the DVD launch of the Oscar-winning flick. However, amid all the talks of slowdown, cutbacks and layoffs, there were still manufacturers who kept the spending spree alive. The month saw some of the world’s most expensive products, like this For most part of the month, the death of Michael Jackson created an unprecedented global outpouring of mourning, tribute and celebration. It was a $25,000, solid bronze, 14-karat gold plated custom casket that holds the King of Pop in eternity as the fans bid final goodbye to the royal departure. With all the fevered grief, S.T. Dupont had to light up in style with its If you think there are very few things in the list that actually amazed you, consider a $21,495 haircut. Amazed! Gotta be. The The kings followed this month too, but it was the bling king this time around. Alexander Amosu unveiled the world’s most expensive diamond encrusted BlackBerry after a slew of BlackBerrys in precious metals including the Pearl Limited Diamond Edition, Tellor and the The month was all set to buzz with the machine-gun-packed $1 million Batmobile followed by the $1.4 million With things setting more into festive mood by the end of the year, it was obvious to see more liquor flowing through the streets. To come up first in the league to stimulate our senses was the world's most expensive beer at $1200 for the 12-liter bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale, followed by Dalmore Oculus that almost set record for To close the year with a bang, auctioneers, product manufacturers and designers took out wonderful delights from their closets to feed our voracious appetite for luxury. Designer Luisa Di Marco couldn’t resist but bring out the most expensive studs in history. Three pairs, together valued at $623,000, were auctioned for charity at the VIP launch of Rio Ferdinand’s new Live The Dream Foundation. Ginza Tanaka crafted $135,000 Mount Fuji in pure gold and somebody thought to throw a treat with treat world’s most expensive cupcake. However, nobody would have guessed that the year would close with the world’s most expensive piece of furniture. Auctioned at Christie’s for a whopping $7.3 Million, the ornate Cucci Cabinet dates back to 1665 to 1675 and is one of three wooden cabinets crafted by Italian artist and master craftsman Domenico Cucci. This magnificent cabinet features Florentine “pietra dura” plaques with opulent gilt bronze mounts, elaborate marquetry and beautifully modeled figurative carvings.