Victoria’s Secret just unveiled the latest interpretation of its famous jewel-encrusted Fantasy Bra. The 2015 edition is valued at $2 million and features spiraling blasts of gemstones on both the bra and detachable belt.
Among the 6,500 glistening gemstones are diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz and pink quartz — all set in 18-karat gold. The total weight of the gemstones is 1,364 carats (more than a half pound).
Lily Aldridge will be modeling the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing on CBS on December 8. Last year’s installment, featuring musical guest Taylor Swift, attracted 9.1 million viewers. Stepping into Swift’s shoes this year will be Ellie Goulding.
The 29-year-old Aldridge told PeopleStyle that the blinged-out bra was custom-fitted especially for her. Luxury jeweler Mouawad used a cast of the model’s body to design the bra that would match her form exactly. The fabrication of the bejeweled bra, belt and panty ensemble took 685 hours.
A veteran of six Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, Aldridge seemed to be undaunted by the prospect of modeling a $2 million bra for a huge television audience. “I’m not scared,” she told PeopleStyle. “I’m super excited and I’m anxious to just get on the runway and wear it and be in that moment.”
In a behind-the-scenes video shot in a photo studio, the model seems to be both anxious and thrilled to see the Fireworks Fantasy Bra for the first time. “I’m so nervous. It feels like I’m getting proposed to,” she says.
A moment later, she gets her first glimpse of the bejeweled bra, which is neatly displayed on a table in the studio. “Oh, my God,” she exclaims. “It’s so beautiful.”
Then Aldridge gets giddy like a kid in a candy store. “Can I touch it? Will I, like, get hit by security?” she joked.
“It’s stunning. It’s beautiful. I love it,” she said of the amazing attire that she will introduce to the world in December. Then she made a light-hearted request to execs of the largest American retailer of lingerie: “Please, can I keep it, Victoria’s Secret?”
Photos: Victoria’s Secret.