With the end of another year coming to a close, all the fans of fashions have their calendars set to one of the most awaited fashion shows of the year. But, what they wait for more than just about anything, is to catch a glimpse of one of the priciest items of lingerie to ever grace the runway. The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show raises the bar for high fashion every year, but what it also does is raise the standard of what we call luxury.
Here is a look at some of the most beautiful pieces of art created by the minds behind Victoria’s Secret.
5. Royal Fantasy Bra
Featured as a show opening number in the 2013 VS runway, this piece was certainly a show stopper. Aptly named the Royal Fantasy Bra, it was worn by none other than the gorgeous Candice Swanepoel and contained 234 carats worth of diamonds, 471 carats worth of rubies along with yellow and blue sapphires set in 18 karats yellow gold. It also had a pear-shaped, 52 carat ruby in the centre and came with a price tag of $10 Million.
4. Heavenly ‘70’ Fantasy Bra
Created by a star and worn by a star, this one of a kind Bra was worn by the lovely and feisty Tyra Banks and was created by none other than the legendary Mouawad. This bra featured 2900 white diamonds set in white gold and has a whopping 70-carat diamond in the centre with a pear cut. Although this bra didn’t make it to the VS runway that year, it did make a bedazzling feature at the Angels Across America tour in 2004 and was later one of the two fantasy bras ever purchased.
3. Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra
The name says it all. Being called the Star of Victoria alone means that this bra is something special. Another one of Mouawad’s creations, this bra cost around $10 million to make and had 1150 rubies and 1600 emeralds that were all set in a floral design in 18 karat gold. Not only that, but the centre of the bra contains a flawless 60-carat diamond, certainly making this piece a star.
2. Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra
The last, but definitely not the least, being worn by Lais Riberio in the VS fashion show this year, this bra truly is a masterpiece. Featuring an intricate design of diamonds and yellow sapphires and blue topaz, this fantasy bra is a sight of the sore eyes. Its creators certainly outdid themselves in the creation of this bra and with 600 carats worth precious gemstones that are laid in yellow gold.
1. Floral Fantasy Bra and Gift Set
Worn by Alessandra Ambrosio back in 2012, this bra featured 5200 precious gemstones that included white and pink diamonds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts and tsavorites. It also had a 20-carat centerpiece which was all set in 18 karats rose as well as yellow gold. This bra was truly a masterpiece that featured gems all of which were closely inspected for imperfections in the creation of this bra, belt and gift set. It is also surprisingly one of the only two fantasy bras to date that were ever purchased.
So, what do you think about these amazing bras & would you ever like to see them?