Earlier this month, the highly anticipated annual Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra was revealed, along with the lucky model to wear it, and the master jeweler behind it.
The 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra is valued at an outstanding $2 million and reportedly took around 350 hours to create. Weighing over 600 karats, it is embellished with almost 6,000 precious gemstones, diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz set in 18-karat gold.
The 2017 Fantasy Bra is based on and inspired by VS’s brand-new “Dream Angels Demi Bra.”
Mouawad took to Instagram to announce the news, posting a picture of Ribeiro wearing the bra. In turn, Ribeiro herself posted the same picture, professing she’s been “holding this secret for too long.”
“Personally, I love the colors on my skin tone and the big stones!” Ribeiro told Vogue.
VS released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the Fantasy Bra shoot.
“I think wearing the fantasy bra means you’re going to put your name on the map,” Ribeiro is heard saying in the video.
“It changes your career completely and it means that my hard work is paying off,” she added.
The jewelry firm, founded in 1891 in Beirut, Lebanon, has maintained a strong partnership with VS since 2001, designing the Fantasy Bra ten times since then.