Victoria's Secret Angel Elsa Hosk has been selected to wear the bra.
Jared Siskin/Getty Images
  • Since 1996, Victoria's secret has chosen one angel every year to model a lavish bra called the Fantasy Bra in its annual runway show.
  • On Monday morning, the brand announced that Elsa Hosk would wear this year's Fantasy Bra.
  • The "Dream Angels" bra is made of 2,100 Atelier Swarovski-created diamonds and features a balconette design with thin spaghetti straps.
  • A Swarovski-crystal-studded bra inspired by the $1 million creation will be available for purchase from Victoria's Secret starting November 29.

Following tradition, Victoria's Secret has revealed this year's Fantasy Bra two days before its annual fashion show will be filmed in New York City. On Monday morning, the brand debuted the lavish piece of lingerie called the "Dream Angels" bra on Instagram and Twitter.

The 2018 Fantasy Bra is made of 2,100 Atelier Swarovski-created diamonds and features a balconette design with thin spaghetti straps. A Swarovski-crystal-studded bra inspired by the $1 million (or R14,2 million) creation will be available for purchase from Victoria's Secret starting November 29.

The brand's Fantasy Bra has been a staple of its annual runway show since 1996. That year, Claudia Schiffer was selected to wear the first iteration of the extravagant garment: a $1 million piece called the "Million Dollar Miracle" bra.

Since then, one Victoria's Secret angel - models who have special contracts with the brand - has been chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra every year.

At $1 million, this year's Dream Angels bra is far less expensive than some of the ornate designs that have graced the lingerie brand's runway over the past two decades.

In 2001, for example, Heidi Klum wore a $12.5 million (roughly R175 million) bra covered in pink sapphires known as the "Heavenly Star" bra. To this day, it remains the most valuable bra in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

Heidi Klum wore the "Heavenly Star" bra in the 2001 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Scott Gries/Getty Images

Receive a single WhatsApp every morning with all our latest news: click here.

Also from Business Insider South Africa