There were supermodels, feathers, lace and towering angel wings aplenty, but the show stealer at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008, held at the newly renovated Fontainebleau Miami Beach, was a US$5 million Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra.
Usher kicked off the show on Saturday, and 35 supermodels, including Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima strutted their stuff. It was obvious that glamour and opulence were the themes the angels were portraying.
The multi-million dollar jewel-encrusted bra, worn by Lima during the show, was designed by jeweler Martin Katz. It features black and white diamonds and rubies.
According to Associated Press, Lima said she was excited to be wearing it.
She said: "I always wanted to wear the Fantasy Bra. It's the first time that Victoria's Secret makes a black diamond bra.
"A woman could definitely buy it if they love it and men too."
Themes in the show included glamorous goddesses and bold colors with geometric designs influenced from the 1920s. Professional dancers wore one-piece bathing suits for one segment.
Wing designer Martin Izquierdo made seven pairs of wings for the show. He said he turned to Greek mythology, butterflies and even designed a pair with spiderwebs on rose branches that are composed of crystals.
For the finale, Klum stepped onto the catwalk in a red bra, underwear and sparkling, red wings, which were made to resemble a bow on a present.
»See the Victoria's Secret Angels in action