Expensive Fantasy Bras By Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret tradition of creating and presenting the world’s most expensive bras started in 1996, and since then, the brand has been struggling to keep its promise and deliver royal-like lingerie examples year after year by collaboration with some of the world’s most respected jewelers. Unfortunately, since these are mostly one-off pieces that are made for show, these bras are usually taken back to their creators and dismantled so that their precious stones might be repurposed. Nonetheless, these bras are now an intricate part of Victoria’s Secret’s history, which is why they definitely deserve to be remembered and described piece by piece. Here is our list regarding the most expensive bras in the world:
1. Red Hot Fantasy Bra – $15 million
The Red Hot Fantasy Bra was worn by none other than Gisele Bündchen in 2000, and it was worth no less than $15 million. This means that this particular bra is currently the most expensive one ever made, but to be fair, its production costs also included an equally lavish panty. The bra was sketched out by Mouawad and flaunted a total of 1,300 gemstones and 300 carats of Thai rubies. Seeing this thing in person on Gisele must have been a truly breathtaking experience.
2. Heavenly Star Bra – $12,5 million
The Heavenly Star Bra was also designed by Mouawad, but what made it truly stand out was the fact that it included a total of 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires that were complemented by a lavish 90-carat emerald cut diamond. This particular bra was worn by Heidi Klum in 2001 on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk.
3. Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra – $12,5 million
Also worn by Gisele Bündchen, this time in 2005, the Sexy Splendor was shaped using white gold and precious stones exclusively. The bra featured a distinct snowflake motif that was created using 18-carat gold, but it’s also worth mentioning that it had 2,900 pave set diamonds as well as 22 rubies. Also brought into existence by Mouawad, the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra boasted a 101-carat diamond as its centerpiece.
4. Very Sexy Fantasy Bra – $11 million
Apparently, the Very Sexy Fantasy bra required about 370 hours of hard work in order to be complete. In 2003, this $11 million bra included the second-largest diamond in the world –a Mouawad Excelsior diamond of 70 carats. The bra also flaunted adornments in the form of 2,800 gems, and it was worn by the gorgeous Heidi Klum.
5. Royal Fantasy Bra – $10 million
The Royal Fantasy Bra was released recently, and even though it is officially worth $10 million, the price actually includes a lavish belt. The bra itself is worth “just” $8 million, and it features 4,200 gems as adornments as well as a breathtaking 52-carat pear-shaped ruby. This bra was worn by model Candice Swanepoel.
6. Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra – $10 million
Unlike most of the other bras that are on our list, the Heavenly “70” Fantasy Bra was actually purchased by an eager buyer. This piece was worn in 2004 by Tyra Banks and was set in 10-carat white gold, while its decorations included 2,900 diamonds as well as a beautiful pear-shaped diamond of 70 carats.
7. Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra – $10 million
This bra flaunted a magnificent design based on a natural floral theme. The theme created using 1,600 emeralds that created a leaf motif, while 1,150 rubies helped create a series of roses. The centerpiece of this stunning bra was a 60-karat Mouawad Mondera diamond, and the model that enjoyed the honor of wearing it in 2002 was Karolina Kurkova.
8. Millennium Bra – $10 million
Fittingly named, the Millennium Bra was released in 1999 and featured 2,000 diamonds shaped as stars that were complemented by a plethora of sapphires set in platinum. The diamond-encrusted straps were also made out of platinum, and the model that was fortunate enough to wear it was Heidi Klum.
9. Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra – $6,5 million
This elegant 2006 bra was worn by Karolina Kurkova and was created by the jewelling experts at Hearts on Fire. The centerpiece was a 10-carat diamond brooch, but the other 2,200 diamonds that were part of its stunning design are also noteworthy.
10. Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra – $5 million
Last but not least, the cheapest bra on our list is the Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra, which was modeled by Adriana Lima during the Victoria’s Secret runway show from 2008. The exquisite piece boasted 3,575 black diamonds as well as 2 highlights in the form of lavish black diamonds that had a total weight of 100 carats. Even though it is the cheapest bra on our list, the Black Diamond Fantasy was definitely a showstopper in its own way.