Victoria’s Secret x Balmain may be the collaboration on everybody’s lips this season, but don’t let that distract you from VS’s long-running (and equally stunning) partnership with Swarovski. This marks the lingerie brand’s 15th anniversary working with the renowned jeweler, and they’re celebrating in a big way: One million Swarovski crystals will grace the catwalk through various looks in Shanghai, WWD reports.
Elsa Hosk, a VS Angel since 2015, will be wearing the leading look on the runway, which features 275,000 multicolored crystals, 200 yards of ribbon, hand-beaded jewelry, and 14-pound wings. “It is one of the heaviest wings we have ever made,” Monica Mitro, executive vice president, brand communications and events at Victoria’s Secret, told WWD.
Exclusive: The 2017 @victoriassecret fashion show is set to be an even shinier and more extravagant spectacle than ever before. Not only is the brand jet-setting to Shanghai for the show, but it’s also celebrating the 15-year “Crystal Anniversary” of its partnership with @swarovski. 275,000 crystals and 200 yards of woven ribbon and pavé crystals will be worn down the runway by Angel @hoskelsa, with one million crystals taking the runway in total. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at her fitting #wwdfashion (📷: @clint_spaulding)
In addition to its massive wings, the outfit, crafted by Parisian couturier Serkan Cura, includes a bright red bra and panty set, embellished long sleeves, and feathered sandals.
“When I found out I was wearing the Swarovski look I was so excited as I’ve always wanted to wear it. I can’t wait to walk down the runway in it,” the Swedish model revealed. Hosk follows model Josephine Skriver, who wore the crystal-covered statement piece at last year’s VS fashion show in Paris.
Hosk’s Swarovski ensemble won’t be the only extravagant piece hitting the runway; there’s also the highly-coveted Fantasy Bra. This year’s iteration—modeled by Lais Ribeiro—features handset diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz in 18 karat gold, for a whopping price tag of $2 million dollars.
We can’t wait to see all these flashy items on the runway in Shanghai. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS on November 28.