The people at London Jewelers, the 85-year-old, family-owned company with five stores on Long Island, just created the $2.5-million bra to be worn by supermodel Miranda Kerr in the legendary Victoria's Secret Fashion show.
Candy Udell and her daughter, Randy Udell-Alper, at the launch event with Miranda Kerr -- and their pride and joy.
The Fantasy Treasure Bra, designed by London Jewelers, is valued at $2.5 million.The garment features pearls, citrines, aquamarines, and 142 carats of diamonds.The tassel centerpiece is adorned with two white diamonds, over 8 carats each, and two yellow diamonds, over 14 carats each. Model Miranda Kerr will wear the bra in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion show airing Tuesday, Nov. 29 on CBS.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million bra created by London Jewelers that she wore in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
A London Jewelers designer begins to sketch out ideas for decorating the bra with jewels.(2011)
A designer fills in the sketch with color. (2011)
A jeweler works on the pendant hanging from the center of the bra, careful to follow the design. (2011)
A computer designer uses a CAD-CAM program to review the application of jewels three-dimensionally. (2011)
A designer transposes the design three-dimensionally using the computer.(2011)
Two jewelers discuss the applique of the jewels. (2011)
A jeweler sews on to the bra each jewel by hand. (2011)
A jeweler works on the detail of the strap, sewing each pearl on to the bra by hand. (2011)
A close-up of the bra and its applied jewels. (2011)
The bra, with all its jewels just sewn on. (2011)