Here’s everything we know about the 2018 show so far:
While those responsible for casting the Victoria’s Secret show probably already have a fairly good idea about who they want to appear on the catwalk, they still go through the theatre of holding castings, as with any other fashion show – which they often release video footage of. This means that several weeks prior to the show, you’ll have a parade of models photographed arriving at the Victoria’s Secret HQ in New York, giving us a pretty good indication of who might be appearing (although it’s not always guaranteed; Hailey Baldwin was spotted turning up for a casting last year but didn’t ever make the final line-up, as was Gigi Hadid who was later forced to pull out). At last year’s casting, they gave each of the models a pair of huge feathered wings to leave with, just to make sure people really noticed them.
The models will then take to Instagram to express their delight at being selected for this year’s show. So far this year, Toni Garrn has confirmed that she will be returning to the catwalk following a five-year absence.
Barbara Palvin will also be making her VS comeback this year, having last walked in 2012.
Shanina Shaik also confirmed that she’s been cast in the show, having featured several times previously.
Winnie Harlow will be making her Victoria’s Secret debut. The model re-tweeted several messages of congratulations from fans after the news was leaked.
Victoria’s Secret also confirmed that Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid will also be walking.
The show generally features a mix of seasoned Angels, high-profile names and a fortunate batch of newcomers or lesser-known faces.
This year you can also expect regular Angels such as Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, Cindy Bruna and Taylor Hill, who will open this year’s show. We will also see the return of Behati Prinsloo, who skipped the last two shows due to pregnancies.
Two regular faces that we won’tbe seeing in the 2018 show are Alessandra Ambrosio, who confirmed last year that she’d be hanging up her wings after 12 years of walking for the brand, and Lily Aldridge, who is pregnant with her second child.
Many of the world’s most successful models have appeared on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk at some point in their career, including Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Helena Christensen and Miranda Kerr.
The location of the Victoria’s Secret show changes frequently, but this year will take place in New York. It’s previously been held everywhere from London and Paris to Miami and LA. Last year’s took place in Shanghai. The brand has steadily been building presence in mainland China, with a total of 26 stores across the country, so it made commercial sense to take the Angels there.
All the models will then travel to the location together via a VS private jet providing many an Instagram opportunity.
The Angels boarding their plane to London in 2014Getty Images
This year’s show will take place on 8 November. The show will then be broadcast on TV and online on 2 December. In the US it will be shown on ABC Network, but a UK channel has yet to be announced.
Often less is more when it comes to the VS show, with models typically showcasing little more than lingerie, heels and a pair of wings. There are always ‘themes’, like ‘sexy sportswear’ or ‘sexy nightwear’ or ‘sexy fairyland nymphs’ – and, despite the theatrical and often playful costumes, the underwear always takes centre stage (of course, let’s not forget the entire point of this is to sell knickers).
Last year, the brand collaborated with Balmain on some one-off looks for the show, marking the first time that VS had teamed up with a high-fashion brand to produce pieces that will actually be made for retail. This year, the company is collaborating with London Fashion Week favourite Mary Katrantzou.
“Everything that Victoria’s Secret creates is about a woman feeling confident and empowered — and also having fun with what she is wearing,” Katrantzou said of the partnership. “This collaboration is going to be bold, fun and playful.”
The designer has released a sneak preview of what the collection will look like, which is predictably colourful and printed, as is her usual style.
There’s also always one lucky Angel chosen to be the wearer of the ‘Fantasy Bra‘, an ornate piece of underwear covered in eye-wateringly expensive diamonds and gemstones, usually produced by a luxury jewellery house.
When an Angel is chosen to wear said bra, then it means she’s a big deal – previous names to be bestowed with the accolade include Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Last year, Lais Ribeiro was the lucky girl – and was more than a little excited about being chosen.
This year, the Fantasy Bra will be designed by Atelier Swarovski and modelled by Elsa Hosk. The Swedish model was made an official Angel in 2015 and has walked in the show since 2011.
Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret
The bejewelled bra is adorned with more than 2,100 Swarovski diamonds and has been valued at $1 million. It took over 930 hours to create and has over 71 carats in the centre piece.
For the first time ever, customers will be able to purchase a version of the fantasy bra (made with real Swarovski crystals). It will cost $250 and will go on sale this month.Related StoryThe evolution of the VS fantasy bra
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Every year the models are joined by some of the biggest names in music, who provide the soundtrack to each section of the show. For 2018, performers include
•Shawn Mendes and
Last year’s acts to hit the catwalk in Shanghai were former One Directioner Harry Styles, Grammy winner Miguel, Hamilton alum Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese pop sensation Jane Zhang.
Other stars to have performed in previous years include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Rihanna.
Taylor Swift with Karlie Kloss in 2014Getty Images
There will be glitter and lots of it
Whether backstage, on the catwalk or at the after-party, Victoria’s Secret would be nothing without its unimaginable levels of pink and silver glitter. It’s basically a larger-scale version of Paris Hilton’s birthday party.
Expect some form of ‘drama’
Remember the time Ariana Grande nearly got knocked out by Elsa Hosk’s furry wings? Or the alleged ‘awkwardness’ between then-exes Bella Hadid and The Weeknd? Or when Yolanda Hadid posted that controversial childhood shot of nude Bella and Gigi in angel wings? Or when Jourdan Dunn described the brand as “BS” after she wasn’t recruited for the catwalk? Or when Cara Delevingne dismissed allegations she had been banned from the show because she was “too fat?” Another VS show calls for another round of drama.
Ariana Grande and Elsa Hosk in 2014 – Getty Images
Everyone will wear pink dressing gowns
The mastermind behind this marketing gem is unknown, but one of the most distinguishable markers of the VS show is its pink dressing gowns, worn by the models backstage prior to the event. These satin robes are sold online for around £45.
Everyone will have ‘mermaid hair’
Victoria’s Secret is not one to push boundaries when it comes to its beauty. The favoured look of recent years? Fluttery lashes and long beachy waves. Today, you’d be hard-pushed to find a VS Angel with short cropped hair or any more alternative style.
GIDI HADID GOING TO BE WALKING THIS YEAR VICTORIA SECRET
The 23-year-old was spotted in New York while attending fittings for the yearly lingerie extravaganza.
Last year, the model didn’t get to walk in the show, which was held in Shanghai, after being denied entry into China.
Hopefully we might find a special guest like wizkid as he walked the runway alongside Naomi Champbell on a fashion show and who knows Donald Trump might be the guest for this VC fashion show, as Donald Trump also loves anything that deals with the female beauty, hope I am right 😁
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