Adriana Lima Bids Adieu To Victoria’s Secret Fantasy World!

Will This Be Her Last Vs Fashion Show?


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Adriana Lima is saying goodbye to Victoria’s Secret after two decades and 18 fashion shows with the brand. 

The Brazilian model and VS Angel, whose name has basically become synonymous with the lingerie label, shared the news on Instagram, following the first taping of the Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show. 

Lima, 37, is in the model lineup, but it seems this will be her last time on the VS catwalk.

 She posted a video montage of her appearances in previous VS fashion shows. Her first ever was in 1999. Lima wrote a heartfelt note in the caption: 


Dear Victoria, Thank you for showing me the world, sharing your secrets, and most importantly not just giving me wings but teaching me to fly. And all the ️ to the best fans in the 🌎! Love, Adriana 💖


Lima will go out with a bang. People reports that she’ll close this year’s show with a dramatic winged look, while Fashionista reports there’s “a whole segment of the runway spectacular” dedicated to the model.


“I think this year is going to be the highlight of my career,” Lima told People regarding her departure. “This has been my 18th fashion show and I am still as excited as I was from the first day. I always love to be on runways and being part of Victoria’s Secret show. [It’s] my favorite to do.”


 But that’s not all to the story! The VS Fantasy Bra Angels have a long long evolution. And if you think you know what an expensive bra is, you haven’t seen Victoria’s Secret’s Fantasy Bra collection. If you thought the company’s most stupendous achievement was its infamous annual fashion show, you are clearly missing out. 

Ever since the Fantasy Bra debuted in 1996, the company has been experimenting with jewel-studded cups and gold filigree straps. 

Ranging anywhere from $1 million to $15 million dollars, these designs have become yet more iconic proof that Victoria’s Secret is the international bra queen. Not only are her designs the world’s sexiest bras; they are the most expensive. 

In 2017, Victoria's Secret model Lais Ribeiro walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway in the $2.6 million fantasy bra, named Champagne Nights. But who came before? Let’s look through the glamorous evolution of the most expensive bras in the world.

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Spoiler Alert: The 2018 Fantasy Bra unveiled below!

  1. 1 2018

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Dream Angels Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Elsa Hosk

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $1,000,000



    For the 2018 show, Elsa Hosk will be walking the runway in what she tells People is a Fantasy Bra with a true "'90s vibe." It's the perfect fit for the model, who also shared, "It’s just very cool, very simple, modern, and so sparkly. If I would have designed it, it would have looked just like this. I put it on and I was like, ‘It looks like someone just made magic and put it on my body.'"



  2. 2 2017

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Champagne Night’s Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Lais Ribeiro

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,000,000


    For the 2017 show, Lais Ribeiro has bestowed the honor of wearing this jaw-dropping creation, designed by Mouawad Jewelry. She was only the fourth black model to walk the runway in a Fantasy Bra, preceded by Tyra Banks (twice!), Selita Ebanks, and Jasmine Tookes.

  3. 3 2016

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Bright Night Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Jasmine Tookes

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $3,000,000


     

    In 2016, Jasmine Tookes hit the runway in a bra designed by Eddie Borgo. The bra was made of more than 450-carats worth of diamonds and emeralds, all set in 18-karat gold. And the entire creation took nearly 700 hours to make.

  4. 4 2015

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Fireworks Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Lily Aldridge

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,000,000


    After five years as an Angel, Lily Aldridge was given her chance to model the Fantasy Bra in 2015. Pascal Mouawad designed the fireworks-inspired piece, featuring more than 6,500 jewels, including blue topaz, yellow sapphire, red garnet, and pink quartz. The bra required more than 685 hours to create.

  5. 5 2014

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Dream Angels Fantasy Bras

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Alessandra Ambrosio & Adriana Lima

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,000,000 each


    2014 marked the first year that not one but two Fantasy Bras were on display for the show. Alessandra and Adriana stood side-by-side in Pascal Mouawad tops and body chains, creations that took more than 1,380 hours to perfect. Each woman wore more than 16,000 jewels, including sapphires, rubies, and, of course, diamonds.

  6. 6 2013

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Royal Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Candice Swanepoel

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $10,000,000


    Adding a little color to the already brightly hued show, the 2013 Fantasy Bra was a true head-turner. There are 4,200 jewels included, all set in 18-karat gold. And the centerpiece was not a diamond, as it had been in the past: That year, it was a huge 52-carat pear-shaped ruby.


  7. 7 2012

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Floral Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Alessandra Ambrosio

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,5000,000


    After 11 years as an Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio got her chance to walk the runway in the Fantasy Bra for the 2012 VS Fashion Show. The floral showstopper included 5,200 amethysts, sapphires, rubies, and diamonds in white, pink, and yellow hues. What’s more? The diamond centerpiece was a 20-carat cut.


  8. 8 2011

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Fantasy Treasure Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Miranda Kerr

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,500,000


    In 2011, the under-the-sea themed Fantasy Bra was made up of more than 3,400 jewels, including the 142-carats worth of diamonds and a seemingly immeasurable number of pearls, citrines, and aquamarines.

  9. 9 2010

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Bombshell Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Adriana Lima

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $2,000,000


    Adriana Lima’s second Fantasy Bra was made up of more than 3,000 white diamonds, light blue sapphires, and topazes, set in 18-karat white gold. The creation took six Damiani craftspeople more than 1,500 hours to complete.


  10. 10 2009

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Harlequin Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Marisa Miller

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $3,000,000


    As if 2,300 diamonds in a lattice pattern weren’t enough, Marisa Miller’s 2009 Fantasy Bra included a 16-carat heart-shaped diamond at its center.


  11. 11 2008

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Adriana Lima

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $5,000,000


    Adriana Lima’s jet-black bra featured 3,575 black diamonds, 117 one-carat diamonds, and 34 rubies. The creation was designed by jeweler Martin Katz.

     


  12. 12 2007

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Holiday Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Selita Ebanks 

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $4,500,000


    Not only did this holiday-inspired bra boast diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and yellow sapphires, it came complete with a matching thong and garter belt.

     

  13. 13 2006

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Karolina Kurkova

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $6,500,000


    There is little space that doesn’t sparkle in this Hearts on Fire Fantasy Bra that featured more than 2,000 diamonds and a single 10-carat diamond brooch at the center.

  14. 14 2005

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Gisele Bundchen

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $12,500,000


     Gisele Bundchen’s Christmas wish was fulfilled when she was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra for the second time. In 2005, it featured 2,900 pave diamonds, 22 rubies, and wait for it — 101-carat diamond set in 18-karat white gold.

  15. 15 2004

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Heavenly 70 Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Tyra Banks

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $10,000,000


     In 2004, the annual VS Fashion Show was replaced by the brand’s “Angels Across America” tour. Although the Fantasy Bra did not get a spot on the catwalk, Tyra’s 2,900 diamonds in 18-karat white gold (complete with a single 70-carat center diamond) didn’t cease to wow.


  16. 16 2003

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Very Sexy Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Heidi Klum

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $11,000,000


    For Heidi’s third Fantasy Bra honor, she rocked a multicolored top that took 370 hours to create. Not only was the bra encrusted with 2,800 jewels, but it also featured a single 70-carat Excelsior diamond, the second largest in the world.

  17. 17 2002

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Karolina Kurkova

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $10,000,000


    In a pretty leaves-and-roses pattern, this leggy blonde’s Fantasy Bra included a single 60-carat Mouawad Mondera diamond, 1,600 emeralds, and 1,150 rubies.


  18. 18 2001

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Heavenly Star Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Heidi Klum

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $12,500,000


    Heidi’s Fantasy Bra may be VS's sixth, but it was the first one ever to be worn on the famed runway. It boasts 1,200 Sri Lankan pink sapphires and a 90-carat diamond.

  19. 19 2000

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Red Hot Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Gisele Bundchen

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $15,000,000


    Gisele’s 1,300-carat diamond and Thai ruby Fantasy Bra nabbed this piece a spot in Guinness World Records as the most expensive piece of lingerie ever created.

  20. 20 1999

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Millennium Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Heidi Klum

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $10,000,000


    Heidi rang in the millennium with this starry-sky-inspired design, featuring more than 2,000 diamonds and sapphires set in platinum.


  21. 21 1998

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Dream Angel Fantasy Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Daniela Pestova

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $5,000,000


    Perhaps the most wearable of the bunch (in our dreams…), this floral-mesh style is encrusted with various jewels that give it quite a hefty price tag.


  22. 22 1997

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Diamond Dream Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Tyra Banks

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $3,000,000


    This white strapless style may not look extravagant, but between the diamond trim and 42-carat diamond that hangs at the center, it’s far from simple.

  23. 23 1996

    Victoria's Secret Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra Models Lingerie Adriana Liam

    Is this your favorite? Million Dollar Miracle Bra

    The Angel Wearing the Fantasy Bra: Claudia Schiffer

    Get Ready to Empty Your Pockets: $1,000,000


    The first bra of this kind, the aptly named “Million Dollar Miracle Bra,” was actually the least expensive in VS history. 



Image: Courtesy of Vogue Magazine 


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