Dante Fowler's like a young, giant Austin Powers villain ... 'cause the dude LOOOOOVESSSSS GOLLDDDD!!!
Fowler just showed up to the NFL Draft in Chicago -- where he's expected to be taken in the 1st round -- sporting a crazy pair of GOLD SPIKED LOUBOUTIN SHOES ... with the red bottoms and all.
There's more ... dude also rocked a solid gold watch and a gold chain to spruce up his peppermint suit.
Hey, you only get drafted once.