And it’s anything but “sporty”!
Photo: Victoria’s Secret
The 2012 VS Fantasy Bra – $2.5 Million
It’s that time of year again: The unveiling of
a nearly nude woman the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, which is supposed to get us in the mood for the holidays. Okaaaay.
Congrats to Alessandra Ambrosio, who is a new mother of a five-month old baby (!) and a toddler, who has been given the honor of wearing this year’s fancy underpinning. (Now, that’s some old-timey biddy talk right there!)
“I just wanted to scream,” says the mother of two to People Magazine. “But I won’t lie, I was really worried. I was in total mother mode,”
“I felt they made it for me. It’s very romantic,“ said Ambrosio, who’s appeared in every Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2000. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.”
The floral push-up bra, which was designed by London Jewelers, features amethysts, sapphires, rubies and diamonds, including a removable 20-carat white diamond in the center, along with the matching belly chain is embellished with more than 5,000 precious gems and is valued at around $2.5 million. Does anyone actually purchase these bras?
I’m still pretty fond of the 2008 Edition of the Fantasy Bra worn by Adriana Lima. Believe it or not, I find this Black Diamond Fantasy Bra far less garish that this year’s model.
GORGEOUSNESS, circa 2008
This bra, estimated at $5 million back in 2008, was set with 3,575 black diamonds, 117 certified 1-carat round diamonds and 34 rubies, with a piece de resistance of two exquisite black diamond drops totaling 100 carats. I have a thing for black diamonds.