Each year, the Victoria’s Secret models hold a fashion show and one Angel has the honor of wearing the million dollar fantasy bra. Well, the original fantasy bra worn by Claudia Schiffer was ONLY $1 million, and that wasn’t even in a fashion show. Heidi Klum actually modeled the first million dollar fantasy bra in the runway show in 2001. Read all about it.
Let’s see how this year’s million dollar fantasy bra stacks up to previous versions. South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel, wore the Royal Fantasy Bra worth $10 million in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show of 2013. The bra featured 18 karat gold and a total of 4,200 precious stones consisting of rubies, yellow sapphires and diamonds. A 52 carat pear shaped ruby dangled from the center.
Angel Alessandra Ambrosio from Brazil wore lingerie made from candy in the 2005 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and in 2012 had the honor of wearing the Floral Fantasy Bra worth a cool $2.5 million. The bra featured 18 karat pink and yellow gold, amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, and a 20 carat white diamond in the center. A matching belt with over 5,000 precious stones completed the look.
Miranda Kerr is the first Australian model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She looks beautiful in the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra. Blue is obviously her color! The bra featured 3,400 gems which consisted of pearls, citrines, aquamarines, and 142 carats of yellow and white diamonds.
Angel Adriana Lima from Brazil first walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway in 1999. She wore the Fantasy Bra for the first time in 2008, and in 2010, she wore the Bombshell Fantasy Bra with a value of $2 million. Precious stones included 82 carats of topaz and 60 carats of white diamonds.
California’s Marisa Miller walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway wearing the $3 million Harlequin Fantasy Bra. There were over 2,000 white, champagne and cognac diamonds in a geometric pattern, and a 16 carat heart shaped brown-yellow diamond pendant in the center.
Angel Adriana Lima’s first turn in the Fantasy Bra was in the $5 million Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra in 2008. The bra featured 575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1 carat white round diamonds, 34 rubies, and two black diamond drops coming in at a total of 100 carats.
Model Selita Ebanks from the Cayman Islands first walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2005. Then in 2007, she had the honor of wearing the $4.5 million Holiday Fantasy Bra. The bra contained 9,000 gemstones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds and yellow sapphires.
Model Karolina Kurkova from the Czech Republic walked the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show wearing the $6.5 million Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra. The bra featured 2,000 diamonds and a centerpiece diamond of 10 carats.
Angel Gisele Bundchen from Brazil had the honor of wearing two of the most expensive Fantasy Bras in the fashion show history. The $15 million Red Hot Fantasy Bra and Panties was worn in 2000, and seen here, the $12.5 million Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra in 2005. The bra featured 2,900 pave set diamonds, 22 rubies and a 101 carat pear shaped drop diamond in the middle.
Tyra’s Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra is well-named. This bra featured 2,900 diamonds and a 70 carat pear shaped center diamond. In 2004, in place of the fashion show, the Angels went on an Angels Across America Tour visiting major cities. The cancellation of the show was due to the negative publicity following Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl half time show's “wardrobe malfunction.”
Heidi Klum again walks the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, this time wearing the $11 million Very Sexy Fantasy Bra. This beautiful bra boasted a 70 carat diamond in the center.
Karolina Kurkova modeled the $10 million Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. The bra was set with 1,150 rubies and 1,600 emeralds. I love that color combination!
In 2001, Heidi Klum wore the $12.5 million “Heavenly Star Bra,” and it marked the first time the Fantasy Bra made an appearance on the runway. The bra featured over 1,000 pink sapphires, and a 90 carat emerald cut diamond in the center.
After the show, the bras are available for purchase, but no takers since its inception. The jewelers who supplied the precious stones dismantle them from the bras at the end of the season. Before you make plans to attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, you should know that the audience consists of only invited guests and holders of auctioned tickets worth over 10 thousand dollars. Which of these is your favorite fantasy bra and who do you think wore it best?
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