Atelier Swarovski creates the million-dollar Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra 2018
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A tradition that began in 1996, the Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra is released once every year at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City, and it is designed to blow everything else out of the water.
The 2018 Fantasy Bra was created by Atelier Swarovski and worn down the runway by Swedish supermodel Elsa Hosk. This is the first time that Victoria's Secret has partnered with Atelier Swarovski and also the first time that the Fantasy Bra has taken sustainability as a central theme. Hosk is the 16thVictoria's Secret Angel to model the one-of-a-kind bra, taking over from Lais Ribeiro who did the honours in 2017.
Made with over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz, it is valued at 1 million dollars and required four craftsmen working over 930 hours to complete. Total weight of stones racked up was 71.05 carats with a single pear-shaped Swarovski Created Diamond centre stone measuring 2.03 carats. Everything is set in sterling silver including the accompanying body chain.
With sustainability at the heart of the creation, Atelier Swarovski is well on course to being a leader in conscious luxury. Swarovski Created Diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab yet have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds – both are 100 per cent carbon, both have the same hardness and brilliance.
Swarovski Created Diamonds are also responsibly produced according to the highest environmental, safety and labour standards. Likewise, Swarovski Genuine Topaz comes from traceable sources in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
For the first time, customers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for US$250 from November 29th at select Victoria's Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com.
Former Victoria's Secret Angels who have modelled the Dream Angels Fantasy Bra include Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Selita Ebanks, Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova.