Friday, December 20, 2013

Victoria's Secrets $ 10m Bra - Redux

For the first time ever, Victoria Secret is selling a replica of one of it's famous jewel-covered Fantasy Bras. The newly available blingy brassiere is based on the gorgeous Royal Fantasy Bra created by jeweler Mouawad that Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel rocked at the lingerie retailer's recent 2013 fashion show.

But if you're worried the replica will set you back a whopping $10 million—the cost of the original—fear not. Unlike the sparkling undergarment that Swanepoel wore, which was covered in 4,200 precious gems including diamonds, yellow sapphires and a stunning 52-carat ruby that hung from the center, the retail version is simply embellished with rhinestones and costs a much more affordable $295.
(IDEX Online News) – The holiday season wouldn’t be the holiday season without Victoria’s Secret’s annual fantasy bra. This year, the bejeweled undergarment has been designed by Mouawad and will be worn by Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel who will model the Fantasy Bra in the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue as well as at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, scheduled to air on December 10.

The Royal Fantasy bra and matching belt are adorned with more than 4,200 precious gems, including rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires. The 18-karat gold bra also features a 52-carat, pear-shaped ruby at its eye-catching center.

Mouawad has some experience in the brassiere department. The jeweler created a 10-karat white gold bra set with 2,900 diamonds in 2004. The Heavenly '70s Fantasy bra, which featured 112 carats of gems – including a flawless 70-carat pear-shaped diamond in the center – was also valued at $10 million.