For the ninth year, Swarovski Elements, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski, and Victoria’s Secret, the company with a passion for fabulous lingerie, have partnered on the show stopping Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
This year, two million Swarovski Elements embellished one-of-a-kind creations for The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show including iconic Angel wings, exquisite custom-made lingerie, designer couture pieces, shoes and even stockings.[ Also Read: What will Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr Wear? ]
Swarovski Elements was seen on six key looks from designer Jenny Manik Mercian, who created an awe-inspiring masterpiece as well as glistening footwear by Giuseppe Zanotti, encrusted with Swarovski Elements, creating head-to-toe looks.
Reinhard Mackinger, executive vice president for Swarovski North America is also inspired by the collaboration. “Both brands stand for creativity, inspiration, and complement each other in the creation of new products as well as lend an aspirational appeal to the customer. We are thrilled to continue expanding our collaboration to reach not only the Fashion Show viewer but the consumer as well.”[ Also Read: Sexiest Bombshells in Victoria’s Secret List ]
Another stunning display of creativity and craftsmanship was evident in the matador inspired piece, as seen on model Bregke Heinen. Also created by Manik Mercian, the costume was part of the Passion theme.
A key highlight of the show included the Passion Play Fan Wings by Jenny Manik Mercian made over five months with approximately 105,000 Swarovski Elements and weighing 22 pounds.[ Also Read: Advice for Women to Wow on First Date ]
The 23 carat gold-plated antique copper Passion Play Fan Wings were inspired by a jewel box of luxurious, opulent gem tones making each wing distinctive and dramatic on its own.
Stunning combinations of poppy oranges and reds mixed with fuchsias, vibrant turquoise, royal blue and chartreuse are contrasted with shocking yellows and dazzling hues of metallic gold.
Romance, desire and sensuality are captured in the luxurious detail of lace, brocades, embroidery and beading reminiscent of Haute Couture.[ Also Read: Are Good Looks Important for Beautiful People? ]
Not only does Swarovski sparkle in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but at the retail level as well with lingerie, cosmetics, swimwear, and fashion all made with Swarovski Elements.
For holiday 2011, the collaboration continues. Fashion Show fans can bring the fantasy home with the Very Sexy Push Up Bra, and matching V-String, embellished with Indian Pink AB crystals, which will be on sale at Victoria’s Secret stores, the Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue, and VictoriasSecret.com.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on Tuesday, November 29 at 10/9C on the CBS television network, featuring musical performances, pink carpet interviews, supermodel profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show.
In the picture above: Model Bregje Heinen in costume made with Swarovski Elements at Victoria‘s Secret annual fashion show.