A bra has just gone on sale for $1 million in the quiet town of Birmingham, Michigan, where the population sits around 20,000.
Dripping in 500 carats of diamonds, and moulded out of 18 carat gold, the bra at Birmingham Estate and Jewelry Buyers took a crew of 40 workers almost a year to make.
Taking on the Victoria’s Secret $2.5 million bra, worn by Miranda Kerr last year, the this piece of lingerie consists of all natural diamonds, with 750 grams of gold, “solid gold”, said the store’s owner Anthony Aubry.
Victoria’s Secret’s piece de resistance during last year’s runway collection was the show-stopping $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure bra, covered in yellow diamonds and pearls.
But Anthony Aubry explained how his bra is unlike any other.
“The difference between this bra and the Victoria’s Secret bras is: the Victoria’s Secret bras have fabric in them and the diamonds are kind of imbedded into the fabric. This, there’s no fabric in it what so ever, it’s just solid gold,” he told CBS.
However the extravagant bra, weighing nearly 1 kg, has left many women confused.
Would anyone actually the item, or is it more of a showpiece?
Anthony Aubry, who named the bra after his wife, Rita, said: “If you just have that much money, someone would want it to say <<Oh, I have a $1million bra>>, or some people would put it on display at their house or something.
“And some people, believe it or not, would actually want to wear it.”
Either way, whoever owns the lavish lingerie is sure to gain some attention.
Anthony Aubry said: “We’ve had three different models wear this so far out in public at shows and it never fails to turn some heads.”