The centerpiece of the new bra is a 10-carat Hearts On Fire diamond brooch with a Victorian floral motif. The entire item is valued at $6.5 million. Over the 10-year history of Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras, bejeweled underwear with a combined value surpassing $96 million in diamonds, jewels and precious metals has been created.
According to Hearts On Fire, the diamonds in the latest Fantasy Bra required over 20,000 hours of labor to cut and polish, while the bra itself took more than 300 hours to design and fabricate.
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been selected to wear this year’s Fantasy Bra, which will be featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams and Fantasies catalogue, arriving in consumer’s mailboxes in mid-October.
Kurkova previously modeled the “Star of Victoria” fantasy bra in 2002. Others to have been afforded the privilege include Gisele Bundchen, Claudia Schiffer, Tyra Banks, Daniela Pestova and Heidi Klum.
Karolina Kurkova wearing the 800-carat Victora’s Secret Fantasy Bra, created for the lingerie company by Hearts on Fire.