Drop Dead Exorbitant, The Lingerie Edition!


Illustration Week 02- 02

You bought a pricey bra last week that burnt a hole in your pocket, and you thought to yourself, “That’s it! No more of these till the next paycheck!” If you consider a good quality bra to be an investment that treats you right, I would love to see your reaction when you check out the world’s most “drop dead expensive, once in a lifetime, you have to see them to believe it” masterpiece bras I have unearthed for your viewing pleasure!

The Susan Rosen Bikini! This barely there bikini was designed by Susan Rosen for Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit issue. It cost an, insert deep breath, unbelievable $30 million dollars to create! Why, you ask?! Because the top is studded with over 150 flawless diamonds and the thong is highlighted by one of the world’s largest pear shaped diamonds. I suppose a girl’s best friend can double up as her bikini during beach season, am I right?

Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras: Launched in 1996 as part of the annual Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show, these showstopper bras quickly became the highlight of each show circa 2000. The record for the most expensive Fantasy Bra goes to the $15 million (yes you read that right!) crimson colored, 1300 gemstone encrusted satin bra and panty set flaunted by Gisele Bundchen in the 2001 show. It even has a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most extravagantly expensive lingerie set ever created! Talk about high maintenance, phew!

The award for the third most expensive bra goes to yet another Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. Again unleashed on the runaway by the Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, the Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra was studded with 2900 diamonds and 22 rubies, interwoven and set in 18 karat white gold. The exquisite highlight was the 101 carat Mouawad Splendor diamond nestled between Gisele’s cleavage! Boy, Gisele sure knows how to pick the winners!

I saved the most interesting Indian entry for the last. In 2000, Indian designer Anamika Khanna designed a $1.1 million diamond studded bustier in association with ORRA diamonds. It was unveiled as the world’s most expensive bustier, a title it deserved for its feast of Belgian diamonds. Looks like Victoria’s Secret has some competition!

Don’t you worry ladies, we may not promise you diamonds in your bras but we sure can promise you a perfect fit 🙂




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