Atelier Swarovski creates Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra
Atelier Swarovski has partnered with Victoria’s Secret to craft this year’s 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra.
The bra, which will be modelled by Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York, is crafted with more than 2100 Swarovski-created diamonds and topaz. Also, for the first time, the Fantasy Bra will place sustainability centrestage.
Valued at US$1 million, the elaborate design took four craftsmen 930 hours to create, incorporating 71.05 carats of created diamonds with a pear-shape Swarovski created diamond centre stone weighing 2.03 carats. The bra’s casing is also set in sterling silver.
Member of the Swarovski executive board Nadja Swarovski said the company was delighted to have been selected to collaborate with Victoria’s Secret on this year’s Fantasy Bra.
“This stunning handcrafted Atelier Swarovski piece features thousands of Swarovski created diamonds set alongside responsibly sourced topaz. We hope it provides a bold new vision of luxury – mixing glamour and innovative materials – when it hits the runway at this legendary show.”
Swarovski created diamonds are grown in a lab, yet have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds – both are 100-per cent carbon and have the same hardness and brilliance.
Elsa and the Fantasy Bra will walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway on December 2.