Those who have been at last week’s taping of the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show 2011, had a chance to see the highlights of the evening – the stunning Passion Play Fan Wings by Jenny Manik Mercian made with approximately 105,000 Swarovski Elements and weighing 22 pounds. Beautiful model, Alessandra Ambrosio was wearing this incredibly impressive and heavy wings, that took seven moths to design and make it. And she through all the pain for a 30 seconds catwalk!
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.
The event is costing Victoria’s Secret $12million, takes a year to plan and a small army of designers, seamstresses, embroiderers, prop makers, technicians and musicians, not to mention the models, to bring the whole circus to life. Except Alessandra Ambrosio, at 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson also paraded on the stage.
If you weren’t at last week’s show, no worries, CBS Television will air the show November 29 for you to see all that you missed first hand, or You can see lots of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show pictures here.