This stunning handcrafted Atelier Swarovski piece features thousands of Swarovski Created Diamonds set alongside responsibly sourced topaz. The diamonds are grown in a state-of-the-art lab yet have the same optical, chemical and physical attributes as mined diamonds – both are 100% carbon, both have the same hardness and brilliance. The Swarovski Genuine Topaz is from traceable sources in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Victoria’s Secret has partnered with Atelier Swarovski for the first time to create the Fantasy Bra, which will be worn by model Elsa Hosk at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City. Also for the first time, the Fantasy Bra will place sustainability center stage.
With this year’s design, Atelier Swarovski shines a light on conscious luxury, creating a glamorous bra and body chain set with Swarovski Created Diamonds and Topaz. Valued at 1 million dollars the elaborate design took 4 craftsman and 930 hours to make, incorporating over 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds and totaling 71.05 carats with the pear shape Swarovski Created Diamond center stone weighing in at 2.03 carats. The bra’s casing is also set in sterling silver. Elsa also wear an Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane necklace and bangles in crystal to accent her Dream Angel’s look.
“We hope it provides a bold new vision of luxury – mixing glamour and innovative materials – when it hits the runway at this legendary show.” commented Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.
For the first time, customers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals on November 29th at select Victoria’s Secret stores and online at victoriassecret.com.
Atelier Swarovski by Mary Katrantzou and Atelier Swarovski by Christopher Kane jewelry will also be worn down the
runway with various looks showcased during the show.
This year is the first time that Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk has been given the honor of modelling the Fantasy Bra. She follows in the footsteps of Angel Lais Ribeiro, who wore the bra last year, and past Angels including Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Selita Ebanks, Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Karolina Kurkova.