Josephine Skriver: Swarovski and Victoria Secret

What’s better than a bunch of beautiful models walking a runway in lingerie? One of them completely covered in Swarovski crystals. Josephine Skriver, who was anointed an Angel by Victoria’s Secret just this year, was selected to wear the Swarovski Look at the annual fashion show, which will be held at the Grand Palais in Paris on Nov. 30.

The blinged-out outfit is adorned with 450,000 Swarovski crystals, including baguette diamonds, emeralds, and fancy stones, among others. The matching Brian Atwood thigh-high boots, featuring 1,630 of the crystals, are a focal point of the look. Alexander Wellhoefer, Swarovski’s senior vice president, notes: “For over 120 years, Swarovski has been the global leader in cut crystal, and we are proud to be a part of one of the most extraordinary runway shows in the world. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show allows us to reimagine our use of crystal and continues to inspire, year after year.”

Yahoo Style recently caught up with Skriver to discuss her reaction to finding out that she would be wearing the Swarovski this year, how her unique upbringing influenced her take on modeling, and what it means to be one of the most outspoken advocates for the LGBTQ community in the modeling industry.

Yahoo Style: Can you tell me a little bit about this year’s Swarovski Look, and how it felt to be selected to wear it?

Josephine Skriver: When they called me and said I would be the Swarovski girl this year, I couldn’t believe it. It’s my first year as an Angel. I’m wearing wings for the first time, and I’m getting the Swarovski outfit. So everything on top — it’s just a dream come true.

How much does each sleeve weigh?

Each sleeve is about 8-10 pounds. It’s a little hand-weight workout here. Yeah, there’s almost 450,000 crystals on this entire outfit, total. There’s 3,000 strands [of fringe] attached to the sleeves. And can you believe that each of them takes 12 minutes to make? How many hours is that to make an entire outfit? That’s so many man-hours! [Editor’s note: That’s 600 hours!] So I’m just really, really honored to wear this handmade piece.

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Original Source: Yahoo Style