It took the designers and jewelers at Atelier Swarovski a total of 930 hours to complete the bejeweled 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra, an impressive work that will be worn by supermodel Elsa Hosk at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The $1 million bra and body chain are adorned with 2,100 diamonds weighing a total of 71 carats. The diamonds are set in sterling silver.
"The Fantasy Bra is blinding," the Swedish model told Elle.com. "It's like, 'Whoa.' [There are] 2,000 diamonds on it. That's a little crazy."
Hosk was working at a photo shoot recently when a special package from Victoria's Secret arrived on the set. Hosk guessed it was a birthday cake because her birthday was coming up. When she pulled off the ribbon and popped open the box, she was surprised to see the 2018 Fantasy Bra inside.
"I was just shaking, and I didn't believe they were serious," Hosk continued. "It was so beautiful. The whole day I was just in a constant smile because I was just so happy."
The fashion show is set to take place today in New York City and will air on ABC December 2. Joining Hosk on the runway will be Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Winnie Harlow and many other top name models.
Hosk is following in the footsteps of 2017's Dream Angel Lais Ribeiro, who modeled a $2 million “Champagne Nights” Fantasy Bra glittering with 600 carats of white diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz.
The 2018 Fantasy Bra is dialed down by comparison. Swarovksi's designers used lab grown diamonds for the bra and responsibly sourced topaz for the sterling silver body chain. The chain is highlighted by a pear shaped 2.03 carat Atelier Swarovski Created Diamond, which has the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance and fire of a traditionally mined diamond, according to the company.
For the first time, Victoria's Secret customers will be able to purchase a replica version of the Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals instead of diamonds. The $250 bra will be available today at select Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com.
Not all diamond experts agree on the one million dollar value placed on this bra. Some contend that only earth mined diamonds would make this bra that valuable. While other diamond experts disagree; appreciating the value of all diamonds. For the record; above ground diamonds ARE diamonds. They are NOT imitation diamonds. Above ground diamonds are also forever...
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