Every year, Victoria’s Secret comes out with its “Fantasy Bra,” a ridiculously overpriced, sparkly thing that one lucky/extra famous Angel wears during the lingerie giant’s annual fashion show. Last year, it looked like a middle schooler did macrame on a Forever 21 pushup bra (sorry, but for $2.5M, I expected more). This year, it looks much prettier, yet is still just as excessive as ever. Behold:
The bra, one of the most expensive ever for Victoria’s Secret’s Fantasy Bra collection, features over 4,200 precious stones in 18-karat gold, all inlaid by jeweler Mouawad. It’s got the sparkle, jewels and shine one could ever hope $10M would pay for. To be fair, I think a $10M bra when our country is in the state that it is is just plain ridiculous, but that’s a discussion for another day and another time.
And the model who will wear it for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Candice Swanepoel, following in the footsteps of models like Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bündchen. Swanepoel explained to People how VS designed the bra especially for her:
“They had to mold my body to be able to make [the bra], and I was really excited. I tried to imagine after they’d done the mold, how would they make it, how it would look. My imagination didn’t do it justice. My favorite part is this beautiful 52-carat pear-shaped ruby. Every part of it is exquisite.”
52-carat pear-shaped ruby. Oh, man. Apparently, it “comes with two bodyguards,” which just makes me imagine two big burly men walking down the runway on either side of Swanepoel, blowing kisses to disinterested audiences members.
Photo: Victoria’s Secret