Brazilian Angel Lais Ribeiro will don Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai later this month!
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows have become a thing of legend in the fashion sphere. With its endless stream of gorgeously elaborate lingerie costumes and leggy bombshell Angels, the show attracts a loyal following each year for good reason. I know many people who look forward to the yearly show with the same anticipation as others look forward to a big game or concert!
One of the biggest highlights of night is the aptly-named Fantasy Bra. Since 2001, Victoria’s Secret has collaborated with a select number of jewelers to design these mindblowingly opulent, glittering jewel-encrusted lingerie sets.
One of the Fantasy Bras, the diamond-adorned 2003 Very Sexy Fantasy Bra designed by luxury jeweler Mouawad Jewelry and modeled by Heidi Klum, was awarded a Guinness World Record as the most expensive bra ever made. Featuring 2,809 exquisitely cut white diamonds, yellow-orange sapphires, rhodolites, and amethysts, the dazzling bra came up to a weight of 2,200 carat. How much did it cost, you ask? Just a cool USD $11 million.
Now Victoria’s Secret has unveiled the 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, and it’s another Mouawad creation! For this year’s all-new design, Mouawad combined contrasting gemstones in a glowing lingerie suite. Valued at USD $2 million, the bra and matching belt took more than 350 hours of labor to be hand-set with nearly 6,000 white diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topazes totaling over 640 carat, all set in 18-karat yellow gold.
Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro will model the Fantasy Bra this year, following in the footsteps of other supermodel Angels who have sported the Mouawad Fantasy Bras over the years including Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and more.
Stunning, isn’t it? You’ll be able to catch Lais and the 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra live in action at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 29.