by Michelle Graff on October 31, 2012
Every year, lingerie lord Victoria’s Secret unveils a multi-million dollar
bra set with an astounding number of diamonds and colored gemstones that one lucky model gets to wear down the runway at the brand’s annual fashion show.
This year’s bejeweled brassiere is a $2.5 million floral-themed bra-and-belt set
featuring 5,200 hand-set precious gems: amethysts, sapphires, tsavorites and
rubies along with white, pink and yellow diamonds, set in 18-karat rose and
Designed by New York-area retailer London Jewelers, the bra, Victoria’s
Secret “Very Sexy Push-up” model, has two removable diamond flower pins, and the
drop centerpiece features two large white diamonds, one 12.5 carats and the
other 20 carats.
Model Alessandra Ambrosio has been tapped to model the bra this year,
following in the stiletto-clad footsteps of past Fantasy bra models such as Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum and Claudia Schiffer. She’ll also wear it on the runway during the Victoria’s Secret fashion
show, which is set to air Dec. 4 on CBS.
This year, Victoria’s Secret also added a bejeweled perfume bottle, putting white, pink and yellow diamonds, along with sapphires, tsavorites, rubies and a 10-carat colorless diamond, on a
bottle of its “Bombshell” fragrance. The price tag on this perfume: