Lords and ladies, feast your eyes on the Victoria’s Secret Royal Fantasy Bra, aka $10 million worth of precious gemstones–rubies, diamonds, and yellow sapphires, included–that will adorn the bod of the lucky Candice Swanepoel at this year’s 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This year’s Fantasy Bra was created by Mouawad, a luxury jewelry designer based in Switzerland, and is the 17th Fantasy Bra to grace the runway for Victoria’s Secret.
This year is the first year Candice will don the diamond bra, but she’s following in the footsteps of some other stellar Victoria’s Secret Angels, including the first Fantasy Bra (back in 1996 the bra was only worth $1 million) wearer Claudia Schiffer, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Selita Ebanks, and Gisele Bündchen. The coveted role of fantasy bra wearer also comes with another important fashion show responsibility–closing the show.
Compared to past Fantasy Bras, the red and blue banner colors of this year’s Royal Fantasy Bra are among our favorite of the bunch. The diamond bow doesn’t hurt either; the extra touch hanging above what appears to be a very large ruby is absolutely befitting of royalty.
You can tune in to check out Candice’s extra sparkle and shine as she closes out the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when it airs on December 10. You might want to sport some sunglasses.