Here's How 20 Pounds of Swarovski Crystals Look on the Victoria's Secret Runway
Swarovski has been collaborating with Victoria's Secret on runway looks for 14 years. So it comes as no surprise that the jeweler would try to outdo itself for this season's Paris show. Swarovski offered a behind-the-scenes view of the lingerie supermodel Josephine Skriver wore on the catwalk, along with a detailed video.
The entire set is made up of 450,000 crystals, but each sleeve alone weighs eight to 10 pounds thanks to 3,000 fringed tassels, each of which took 12 minutes to string by hand. Brian Atwood collaborated on the boots that complete the ensemble, these featuring an additional 1,630 crystals, in case you were worried.
"I mean, I'm still pinching myself. It's literally a dream come true. I cannot believe I got chosen to wear that outfit. But I still have the physical pain from the arms. They were so heavy — it was like eight to 10 pounds in each arm. I [had been] doing a lot of push-ups and a lot of lifting to make it look effortless," Josephine said of her incredible outfit.
Read on to see one of VS's newest Angels show off what will surely be the most-buzzed-about bra and panties of 2016, both on the runway and behind the scenes too!