$10 Million “Royal Fantasy Bra” Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013
The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is an annual extravaganza some wait all year to see – and this year, there is another great reason to. South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel will showcase this year’s fantasy bra, a $10 million jeweled masterpiece encrusted with over 4,200 gems.
Custom designed to fit Swanepoel perfectly, the belt and bra set features floral and scalloped motifs with intricate patterning inlays of colorless diamonds, blue and yellow sapphires, and rubies. The centerpiece of the bra is a 52 carat pear shaped ruby, set in a halo of yellow sapphires and suspended from a diamond bow. The entire bra is set in 18 karat yellow gold. Despite being literally dripping in jewels, Swanepoel states: “It’s a substantial bra, but it’s not terribly heavy. It was created from a mold of my body, so it’s quite comfortable… I think it will actually give me more confidence! Who wouldn’t have a stronger walk with a $10 million bra?”
Back in 1996 when Victoria’s Secret first debuted the annual tradition of the Fantasy Bra collection, Claudia Schiffer was the one to wear showcase the “Million Dollar Miracle Bra”. Other famous Angels that were chosen to wear a Fantasy Bra include Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks, and Miranda Kerr.
The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on December 10th at 10 p.m. ET. The lingerie show will feature live music performances by contemporary artists, and include a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s most celebrated fashion show.
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