We imagine being selected to sport the Fantasy Bra in the Victoria's Secret runway show is like winning the (genetic) lottery. This year's lucky wearer is VS Angel-turned-designer Lily Aldridge, who'll be strutting in the lingerie stalwart's much-anticipated spectacular next Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm PT/10pm ET on CBS.
Designed exclusively for Victoria's Secret by Mouawad, the 18k-gold showstopper is decked out in over 6,500 diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires, and pink quartz and valued at a cool $2 million. (Damn.) Inspired by the brand's Very Sexy Flirt design, those on a budget can score a wallet-friendly version of the 2015 Fireworks Fantasy Bra online and in stores starting November 11th.
We caught up with Aldridge yesterday afternoon after her store appearance at Santa Monica Promenade, where the blinged-out bra was also on show. Read on below to find out how the 29-year-old model preps for the epic event, what's on her fantasy gift list, her advice for new Angel Gigi Hadid, and more.
What’s the priciest thing on your fantasy gift list?
Honestly, I don’t need or want anything—for me now, it's all about my daughter and getting her really cute things and teaching her about getting things for the less fortunate and giving back.
How nervous are you about walking the show with this pricey bra?
I’m not nervous; it hasn’t really set in that this is real, that it’s actually gonna happen. I’m so excited and just anxious for the show to start and get on the runway. It’s one of my favorite nights of the year. Getting to wear bra is gonna be just insane. You always get nervous—but it’s a good nervous.
Now that you're a Victoria's Secret show vet, do you have any specific routines for prepping?
We usually train all year long, but I usually give myself a month to work out a little bit harder, eat a little cleaner—but it’s nothing too drastic or crazy. I'm just working out as much as I can, eating healthy, and trying to stay calm. I love working out, it’s a great way to calm down and make you stay focused.
Gigi Hadid is joining this year's VS cast. Any advice for the new girls?
Just to be healthy and happy and enjoy every second of the show because it’s so much fun.
Got any favorite moments from past shows?
Taylor [Swift] being in [last year's] show—it’s always fun seeing your friend in a different environment and get to interact with her onstage. Or if any of my girlfriends happen to be walking in front of me or behind me during the show, [it's nice] to have a moment together on the stage. It’s a surreal moment.
Did any of the other Angels with Fantasy Bra experience pass on any advice?
Just to enjoy every second, all of the girls are really supportive and proud of me. It’s nice to have that support.