Lingerie maker Victoria's Secret has unveiled its custom-made bra, the "Floral Fantasy," valued at $2.5 million. The information came last week that supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio would model the lingerie at Victoria Secrets' catwalk extravaganza.
According to the Daily Mail, Alessandra Ambrosio modeled Victoria's Secret $2.5 million "Fantasy Bra" at the Herald Square store of the lingerie company on New York City on Thursday.
The Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set was designed exclusively for Victoria's Secret by New jersey-based London Jewelers. The Daily Mail reports that the $2.5 million push-up bra has 5,200 precious gems including amethysts, sapphires, rubies, and a floral 20-carat diamond centerpiece. The set includes a matching belt.
According to Ms. Ambrosio: "It's so unique you know it's this piece of art that you get to wear and it has over 5000 precious gems so you just have all these diamonds around and you have this 20 carat diamond right here. It feels amazing to wear."
According to The Telegraph, Alessandra modeled the bra seven months after the birth of her second child Noah. The Daily Mail reports she waited 11 years for the opportunity. According to The Huffington Post, a different version of the Floral Fantasy Bra Gift Set is modeled by a select Angel each year at the closing of the annual Victoria Secret;s Fashion show.
Previous Angels at Victoria's Secret who had modeled the Fantasy Bra include Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bundchen, Karolina Kurkova, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks and Adriana Lima. According to The Telegraph, last year it was Miranda Kerr.
Ms. Ambrosia, mother of two, is married to business man Jamie Mazur. She was breastfeeding her child after having given birth three weeks when she got the news in May that she would model the bra. She said she had to seek permission from her doctor to begin a fitness regime that included yoga classes to bring her body back to shape. According to the Daily Mail, Ambrosia said that when got the news, "I just wanted to scream. But I won’t lie, I was really worried. I was in total mother mode."
The Daily Mail reports Alessandra modeled the bra in a "plunging gold dress, paired with dazzling diamond earrings and bracelets." She said: "I feel so honored to be wearing the Floral Fantasy Bra by London Jewelers. It feels like incredible. I feel really beautiful and I can't wait to wear it in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 4."
She said the bra was surprisingly comfortable to wear: "It actually it is! It's built on the Very Sexy Push Up Bra, that gives you beautiful cleavage, so it's comfortable, it has the extra 5,200 precious gems on it."