You know the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is close when the VS Fantasy Bra and it’s lucky wearer is announced. Well Voyeurs, today is that day. The Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra has been crafter by master jeweller Mouawad using almost 6000 gemstones including yellow sapphires, blue topaz and of course, diamonds – over 600 carats in fact. The bra took over 350 hours to make and was fitted to its lucky VS Angel’s tiny frame during her first fitting after call backs.
WHO IS LAIS RIBEIRO?
The 27 year old Brazilian model has worked with Victoria’s Secret and walked in the infamous VS Fashion Show for the past 5 years. She entered a modelling competition, encouraged by a friend after the birth of her son Alexandre and the rest as they say, is history. Picking up the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show gig almost immediately, her face (and body) have become synonymous with the brand and a regular fixture on their runway. 2017 will be her first stint in the much coveted Fantasy Bra slot.
“After three days, I was still pinching myself because I couldn’t believe it. I was very emotional. I cried very much, it’s the biggest thing in my career right now. Of course, we all hope [to be selected], but we never know because there’s so many of us, and we all work so hard. And I’m thankful and honoured to be one of them now.” Lais Ribeiro
The 2017 VS Fantasy Bra comes with a matching belt and the obligatory VS Angel wings and Ribeiro will wear it with thigh high boots “to make it more sexy”. That’s not the only extra it comes with, the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra comes with a minimum of two body guards to protect it at all times making it really worth its weight in gems.
Crediting Adriana Lima as her inspiration and mentor, Ribeiro said that being selected to wear the 2017 Fantasy Bra is a real honour “you just feel so powerful wearing it, like all the hard work has paid off.”
WHEN CAN WE SEE IT IN ACTION?
The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will record in Shanghai on November 20th and air in the US on November 24th on CBS. In the UK E4 will air the show in early December as part of the Christmas schedule so you don’t have long to wait!
In the meantime, here’s a History of the Fantasy Bra and every VS Angel to wear it for you to get stuck in to!