The Most Ridiculously Expensive Lingerie Ever Made.
Lais Ribeiro will be the VS angel to don the brand’s celebrated Fantasy Bra this year. Last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra was a $3 million dollar diamond and emerald confection modeled by Jasmine Tookes; this year’s Champagne Nights bra is worth $2 million, but what it lacks in price, it certainly makes up for in beauty.
Created by Mouawad, the Champagne Nights bra weighs over 600 carats and is made from 18k gold handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz. The intricate floral design uses 6,000 precious stones and took 350 hours to complete.
The fantasy bra incorporates a necklace and has been paired with a matching belt. The large sapphire that hangs from the necklace and the teardrop shaped sapphire placed between the cups of the bra are the show-stopping jewels in this fantastical piece of lingerie. In the years it’s been producing Fantasy Bras for Victoria’s Secret, Mouawad has seen Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Selita Ebanks, and Candice Swanepoel wear its creations on the runway. Now Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro can be added to the list.
Lingerie serves different purposes for different people, but it’s usually considered to be the atypical ‘sexy’ clothing. Any time people see something sexy, it seems they usually end up adding gemstones, rubies and diamonds to it. The lengths to which some companies have gone to make the most exclusive of lingerie is mind boggling though.
Here are some of the most expensive bras and lingerie sets ever made!
Susan Rosen Diamond Bra: INR 132,58,89,000
Sports Illustrated went a little over the top in 2012, when they showcased this bikini designed by Susan Rosen. It consists of over 150 carats of diamonds, all set in platinum.
Red Hot Fantasy Bra – INR 99,44,16,750
Brazilian supermodel and actress Gisele Bündchen wore the Red Hot Fantasy Bra for Victoria’s Secret in 2000, one of the most expensive bras in the world. It was made of red satin and had of over 1,300 precious stones.
The Heavenly Star Bra: INR 82,86,80,625
Another whopper from the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy line, this bra was decorated with over a 1000 Sri Lankan pink sapphires. Oh, and there’s a 90-carat emerald cut diamond in there somewhere too.
The Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra: INR 82,86,80,625
In 2005, Victoria’s Secret came out with this bra. It featured 2,900 pave set diamonds, 22 ruby gemstones, and a 101 carat diamond set in 18 karat white gold.
The Very Sexy Fantasy Bra: INR 72,91,89,450
In 2003, Heidi Klum was awarded this bra, which took more than 400 hours to make. It also featured a 70 carat diamond in the center.
Heavenly 70s Fantasy Bra: INR 66,28,99,500
Featuring 2,900 diamonds set in 10 carat white gold, this Victoria’s Secret bra had a centerpiece of its own—a 70-carat pear-shaped diamond. The bra was designed by jeweler Mouawad.
Royal Fantasy Bra: INR 66,28,99,500
In 2013, Victoria’s Secret unveiled the Royal Fantasy bra. The bra and belt are handset in 18 karat gold and are adorned with over 4,200 gems including rubies, blue and yellow sapphires, and diamonds. The bra also features a 52 carat pear-shaped ruby centerpiece.
Hearts On Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra: INR 43,08,84,675
The Hearts On Fire bra cost a massive six and a half million dollars. It featured 2,000 diamonds and a 10 carat diamond brooch centerpiece.
Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra: INR 33,14,72,250
Adriana Lima showcased this five million dollar bra in 2008. It had 117 one carat round diamonds and 34 rubies. Combined with Adriana’s own radiant beauty, this one was a showstopper.
Holiday Fantasy Bra Set: INR 29,83,04,775
In 2007, Selita Ebanks was chosen to wear the $4.5 million dollar Holiday Fantasy Bra by Victoria’s Secret. The bra has a ridiculous 9,000 gemstones woven into it, including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and yellow sapphires.
Anamika Khanna’s ORRA diamond bustier: INR 8,61,58,085
Leading fashion designer Anamika Khanna made a $1.3 million diamond bustier for ORRA. Yeah, that’s almost INR 9 crores for lingerie, and it was worn by Malaika Arora Khan. It was crafted with over 500 carats of Belgian diamonds.
2021 /FASHION/ D&F Magazine