A Victoria's Secret Fantasy: The Million Dollar Bra Countdown

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Dream Angels Fantasy Bras

Since 1996, Victoria's Secret has sent an over-the-top, jewel encrusted bra down the runways. Here we revisit 18 years of stunning lingerie — which is your favorite?

Value: $2 Million each; $4 Million total

Modeled by this VS Angel: Adriana Lima (left), Alessandra Ambrosio (right)

The Details...

These 2014 bras are adorned with over 16,000 handset gems, including rubies, diamonds and sapphires — strung together with 18k gold. Instead of wings, the models walked the runway wearing coordinating capes. 

The Jeweler...

Lebanese jeweler Mouawad created this bra, who has also created the Fantasy Bras for VS in 2000; 2002; 2003-05; 2007 and 2013.

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VS Royal Fantasy Bra

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Supermodel and VS Angel Candace Swanepoel wearing the 2013 Victoria's Secret Royal Fantasy Bra. Swanepoel tweeted the photo on the right of herself trying on the $12.5 million dolla bra and belt during a fitting for the upcoming VS Fashion Show, airing December 10th on CBS. Photos, L: courtesy of Victoria's Secret; R: Twitter/Candace Swanepoel

Ever dream of what it would be like to literally wear the Queen of England’s Crown Jewels – on your chest?

Take a look at the Victoria’s Secret Royal Fantasy Bra, above – and fantasize. It made its debut on the runway at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which aired on December 10th.

This bra’s jewels look so exotic – after looking again, it seems like it was inspired by the jewelry collection of a princess in India. 

I think this Royal Fantasy Bra might be my favorite of all the VS Million Dollar Bras - so far, at least. 

Value: $10 Million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Candice Swanepoel

The Details...

This bra — and its matching belt — are made with over 4,200 rubies; blue and yellow sapphires; and diamonds, which are all hand-set in 18-karat gold.

But its show-stopping centerpiece is the 52-carat pear-shaped ruby that hangs from the middle of the bra.   

Check out how pink the rubies look up close in this video.  

The Jeweler...

The jeweler who created this bra is Mouawad.

Lots of celebrities wear jewelry by Mouawad — and two famous Kardashians have recently collaborated with the company to launch their collection, Metal Heaven by Kylie and Kendall.

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VS Floral Fantasy Bra

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Alessandra Ambrosio wearing the $2.5 Million Floral Fantasy Bra designed by London Jewelers, at the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: L: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images; R: Victoria's Secret

Imagine a bra with pretty floral embroidery – except the pattern is ‘stitched’ with jewels…

The Victoria’s Secret Floral Fantasy Bra, made in 2012, was a ‘blooming garden’ style - complete with jumbo flowers in the shape of wings. It makes me think of Wonderland.

Value: $2.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel: Alessandra Ambrosio

The Details...

This multimillion dollar bra was made by customizing a Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Push-Up Bra. A bejeweled belt was made to match.

The bra is adorned with a flower-and-vine pattern that was created using 5,200 gemstones, including amethysts, sapphires, rubies, pink diamonds, and yellow diamonds – all set in 18-karat rose and yellow gold.

There are also two removable diamond flower pins, a 12.5 carat diamond, and last, but not least — a 20-carat diamond centerpiece. 

The Jeweler...

This bra was designed by London Jewelers, which has a long history with expensive gems — its clients included those who lived in the mansions on Long Island's Gold Coast, during the Great Gatsby era. 

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show producer, and the company's executive vice president Monica Mitro,told Hampton's magazine, that London Jewelers was chosen as the "official jeweler" of both the 2011 and 2012 VS Fashion Shows, because of its amazing team of designers. 

London Jewelers’ president, Candy Udell says that the design goal its team came up with was to make the bra look like "a garden trellis, with flowers and vines." It took five craftsmen approximately 400 hours to create this bra, which involved setting the gems by hand.

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VS Fantasy Treasure Bra

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Miranda Kerr wearing the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2011. Photos, L: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images; R: Victoria's Secret

The Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Treasure Bra, made in 2011, conveyed the show’s under-the-sea theme – and its framed by a giant clam shell instead of angel wings. Several strands of pearls are draped like garland, hanging from the middle of the pale turquoise push-up bra, which resembles the color of the Caribbean sea.

See it up close in this video by the OC Register, when the bra made an appearance after the show at the Victoria's Secret store in the South Coast Plaza mall, in Orange County, California. 

Value:  $2.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Miranda Kerr

The Details...

There’s much more than just pearls hanging from this bra - which is the Victoria's Secret Gorgeous Push-Up bra, bedazzled.

There are white and yellow diamonds – plus, faceted citrine and aquamarine gemstones, all set in white gold and yellow gold. There are two 8-carat white diamonds and two 14-carat yellow diamonds, just above the tassel fringe. The bra cups, which have a scalloped edge, are trimmed in pearls.

It took 3,400 precious stones to execute this design, which were hand-sewn onto the bra - and have a combined weight of 142 carats.

The Jeweler...

London Jewelers created this look for Victoria's Secret. 

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VS Bombshell Fantasy Bra

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Adriana Lima wearing the $2 million dollar Bombshell Fantasy Bra during a photo shoot; and on the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2010. Photos, L: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images; R: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret Bombshell Fantasy Bra, made in 2010, has a glitzy starburst design – and makes me think of the style of all the glamorous movie stars of Old Hollywood.

The sparkling swirls on this glitzy million dollar bra makes it easy to daydream about the time when bombshell beauties, with their sexy curves, were all the rage during the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Value: $2 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Adriana Lima

The Details...

This bra is made from diamonds and gemstones that have a combined weight of over 142 carats.

There are 60 carats of brilliant cut white diamonds, accented with 82 carats of light blue sapphires and oval-shaped topazes – all set in 18-karat gold.

The Jeweler...

The folks at VS chose to partner with the Italian jewelery house, Damiani this year, for the second time.

It took Damiani's team of craftsmen over 1,500 hours to create the bra - and "swirling stars and constellations" were the inspiration for the pattern.

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VS Harlequin Fantasy Bra

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Marisa Miller wearing the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra at the VS Fashion Show in 2009. Photos: Jason Kempkin / Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret Harlequin Fantasy Bra, made in 2009, has a design based on the idea of a comical Harlequin character – a joker or clown, usually on a stage dressed in a jumpsuit with a bold patchwork pattern that’s similar to the crisscross stripes on this bra. Except, of course – in true VS Fantasy style - this pattern is made from diamonds.

Value: $3 million

Modeled by this VS Angel: Marisa Miller

The Details...

This black satin bra’s hand-set pattern is made from 2,300 hand-set white, champagne, and cognac-colored diamonds – with a 16-carat heart-shaped diamond pendant hanging down from the center.

The Jeweler...

Like the 2010's, this year's Fantasy Bra was created by Damiani jewelers.

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VS Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra

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The Victoria's Secret $5 million dollar Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra - and VS Angel Adriana Lima wearing it on the runway, at the VS Fashion Show in 2008. Photos, L: courtesy of Victoria's Secret; R: Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra, made in 2008, shimmers with glitzy diamonds draped all over it like Christmas garland.

Value:  $5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Adriana Lima

The Details...

This bra is literally dripping in black diamonds – 3,575 to be exact.

It’s made with 17 certified one-carat round diamonds, accented with 34 rubies. Plus – its show-stopping feature is the two black diamonds that hang down from the center, which have a combined weight of 100 carats.  

The Jeweler...

This year's Fantasy bra was created by celebrity jeweler-to-the-stars Martin Katz — whose gemstones were also on the Red Carpet, when worn by celebs at the 2013 Emmy Awards.

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VS Holiday Fantasy Bra

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Selita Ebanks wearing the Victoria's Secret $4.5 million Holiday Fantasy Bra. Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret.

The Victoria's Secret Holiday Fantasy Bra, made in 2007, has a very festive holiday look – complete with holly and berries made from jewels. (I think this time, however, the folks at VS got a little too carried away with the Christmas spirit — check out how they sent this multimillion dollar bra down the runway, surrounded by a giant Christmas tree cape.)

Value: $4.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Selita Ebanks

The Details...

This glistening white bra and thong panty set is shimmers with pointsettas, red berries and holly — all made from the gemstones. I love how the bra has ribbon ‘stitching’ over the jewels, to mimic the look of a bra with three-part cups.

The Jeweler...

This bra was created by Mouawad, who used 9,000 gemstones to create the bra, panty and matching garter, which all sparkle with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and yellow sapphires.

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VS 'Hearts on Fire' Diamond Fantasy Bra

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Karolina Kurkova wearing the Victoria's Secret $6.5 million 'Hearts on Fire' Diamond Fantasy Bra in 2006. Photo: Mark Mainz / Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret ‘Hearts on Fire’ Diamond Fantasy Bra, made in 2006, reminds me of an Ice Princess, or Snow Queen – and snowy branches complete the look.  

I love how it shines. Its glistening in silvery-white, like snow that just fell – and froze.  I’m definitely dreaming about a Winter Wonderland, when I look at it – and fantasizing about a place where all the lingerie is made from diamonds.

I have to say, this one was my favorite – up until the Royal Fantasy Bra was created in 2013.

Value: $6.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel: Karolina Kurkova

The Details...

This bra is studded with 2,000 diamonds - and getting that snowy-glistening look was no easy task – the bra is studded with 2,000 diamonds, and it  took more than 20,000 hours to cut and polish each one.

The centerpiece is a 10-carat diamond brooch that hangs from the center.

The Jeweler...

The bra and its matching belt were created by Hearts on Fire jewelers - and why its diamonds have that glistening shine.

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VS Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra

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Gisele Bundchen models the $12.5 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra at the VS Fashion Show in 2005. Photo: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra, made in 2005 is one of the more expensive ones – and most revealing. It’s so revealing that it had to be worn on the runway layered over a red satin bra, which I think takes away from its glamour.

A sexy Mrs. Claus look – complete with faux fur – was created to showcase this bra on the runway, and was really cute. 

Value: $12.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Gisele Bundchen

The Details...

This see-through bra is 100% jewels – not gemstones applied to a bra, like the other Fantasy Bras have been.

The photos of Gisele wearing it without a bra layered underneath had to be touched up digitally, for modesty.

The bra and matching belt are made from chains of 18-carat white gold, which show off 2,900 pave set diamonds, accented with 22 rubies – all used to create a snowflake pattern.  

Suspended from the center is a gigantic 101-carat pear-shaped diamond.

The Jeweler...

Mouawad created this bra and its matching belt.

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VS Heavenly '70' Fantasy Bra

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Tyra Banks wearing the $10 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra in 2004.Photo: courtesy of Victoria's Secret. Photo: courtesy of Victoria's Secret

The Victoria's Secret Heavenly ‘70’ Fantasy Bra, made in 2004 was so skimpy – but beautiful. The pattern reminds me of snowy branches. It’s actually meant to be an angel wing pattern, modeled after feathers.

I love the glitzy ‘rock’ in the center – and how it’s ‘wearing’ angel wings.

Value: $10 million

Modeled by this VS Angel: Tyra Banks

The Details...

This is one Fantasy Bra that wasn’t worn on the runway at the VS Fashion Show – Tyra only wore it for photos.

Over 275 hours of labor went into creating this bra, which features 2,900 diamonds set in 10-carat white gold. The show-stopping centerpiece is a flawless 70-carat pear-shaped diamond.

The Jeweler...

The jeweler who created this bra is Mouawad.

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2003 - VS Very Sexy Fantasy Bra

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Heidi Klum wearing the $11 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra at the VS Fashion Show in 2003, and then on The Tonight Show. Photo, L: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images; R: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

The Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Fantasy Bra, made in 2003 was another see-through design. I love how it looks alone – but since it was too revealing for the runway, it’s layered over a red bra.

Value: $11 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Heidi Klum

The Details...

This bra is made from 2,800 gems and took 370 hours to make.

Hanging down from a long chain in the center is a 70-carat diamond – and at the time, it was the second largest diamond in the world.

The Jeweler...

Mouawad created this bra - and its center stone is called the Mouawad Excelsior diamond.

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VS Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra

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Karolina Kurkova wearing the $10 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra for a Victoria's Secret photo shoot in 2002. Kurkova also wore the bra at the VS Fashion Show that year. Photo: Victoria's Secret

The Victoria's Secret ‘Star of Victoria’ Fantasy Bra, made in 2002, is pretty – with its lavender and mint green floral pattern.

Value: $10 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Karolina Kurkova

The Details:   The bra – and its matching belt – are adorned with ‘roses’ made from 1,150 rubies and 1,600 emerald ‘leaves.’

The centerpiece – in the middle of the bra’s cups – weighs an enormous 60-carats. 

The Jeweler...

Mouawad created this Fantasy Bra, and its centerpiece stone is called the Mouawad Mondera diamond.

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VS Heavenly Star Bra

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Heidi Klum wearing the $12.5 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra during a photo shoot. Klum also wore the bra at the VS Fashion Show that year. Photo: Victoria's Secret

The Victoria's Secret Heavenly Star Bra, made in 2001 was the very first multimillion dollar Fantasy Bra that Victoria’s Secret ever showed on a runway. (And for a runway first, it's a little plain, huh?)

This photo above is from a photo shoot, for promotional purposes, as well as the annual Victoria’s Secret Holiday catalog.

Value: $12.5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Heidi Klum

The Details...

This bra is made from 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires, with a 90-carat emerald cut diamond in the center.

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VS Red Hot Fantasy Bra and Panty

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Gisele Bundchen wearing the $15 million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra, which was the most expensive Fantasy Bra VS has ever created. Photo, L: Victoria's Secret; R: Spencer Platt / Getty

The Victoria's Secret Red Hot Fantasy Bra and Panty Set, made in 2000, still holds the record as the most expensive lingerie VS has ever created.

Value: $15 Million 

Modeled by this VS Angel: Gisele Bundchen – who can still say that she modeled the most expensive Fantasy Bra, ever.

The Details...

This bra and panty set is made from red satin, adorned with over 1,300 glistening stones, which include 300 carats of Thai rubies that were stitched by hand onto the satin.

The Jeweler...

It was designed by jeweler Mouawad.

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VS Millennium and Dream Angel Fantasy Bras

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1999 - on left: VICTORIA'S SECRET MILLENNIUM BRA

Value:  $10 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Heidi Klum

The Details: This deep blue satin bra – and its matching string bikini – are adorned with sparkling star-shaped diamonds. The pattern resembles a space-age theme, fit to welcome the next century.

The set sparkles so much - and this set is described by the folks at Victoria’s Secret as ‘diamond-encrusted’ – meaning there are jewels and diamond chips embedded right in the fabric.

1998 - on right: VICTORIA'S SECRET DREAM ANGEL FANTASY BRA

Value:  $ 5 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Daniela Pestova.

The Details: This white bra has a pretty pattern that resembles embroidery pattern – except the ‘stitches’ are glistening, since the 'flowers' are rubies and the 'leaves' are diamonds. The bra’s straps are also pretty - and flashy - emerald-cut diamonds. 

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VS Diamond Dream and Million Dollar Bras

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1997 - on left: VICTORIA'S SECRET DIAMOND DREAM BRA

Value:  $3 million

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Tyra Banks

The Details: This is the only strapless Fantasy Bra ever designed by Victoria’s Secret. The white satin bra is trimmed with diamonds, at the top edge of the cups, with a large ‘rock’ suspended from the center.

And, the very first Fantasy / Million Dollar Bra was...

1996 - on right: VICTORIA'S SECRET MILLION DOLLAR MIRACLE BRA

Value: $1 million dollars

Modeled by this VS Angel:  Claudia Schiffer

More Details:  This was Victoria Secret’s first Fantasy Bra – but back then it was called the “Million Dollar Bra,” or “Diamond Bra.” And the shiny silver jewels embedded in the fabric make it look like a million bucks.