Everything You Need to Know About the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria’s Secret Angels spread their wings and soared down the runway on Thursday 8th November. The annual spectacle was held in NYC, (the 16th VS fashion show hosted from the Big Apple), after taken place abroad for last two years, Paris in 2016 and Shanghai in 2017. It’s the glitziest, most glamorous extravaganza of the year and here’s what went down.
Some iconic angels were absent from this year’s show. Lily Aldridge who is currently pregnant with baby number two and Alessandro Ambrosio who has retired from Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after her twelve-year career as an angel. The inspiring Winne Harlow donned her wings for the first time, conveying a shift in the modeling industry towards diversity. The twenty-four-year-old model told Vogue that she aimed to promote body positivity on the VS runway, “Representation is so important, and I want to (stand for) all women”. Kelsey Merritt also made her VS runway debut, making history as the first ever Filipino woman to walk in the show.
Everyone’s favorite model trio Kendal Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid returned to the show this year. Kendal was absent from the line-up last year due to conflicts of interest and Gigi failed to gain a visa after a controversial Instagram post, whoops.
Elsa Hosk wore the coveted, $1 million Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra. The bra was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by Atelier Swarovski and was created using 100% Swarovski Created Diamonds, the bra consists of 2,100 diamonds!! For the first time ever customers will be able to get their paws on a versions of the fantasy bra costing $250 made of Swarovski crystals. And sadly, Adriana Lima bid an emotional farewell to the brand that she has represented for nineteen years, hanging up her wings for the last time.
Who Else Was Involved?
This year Victoria’s Secret collaborated with “Queen of Print”, Mary Katrantzou who has already worked on collaborations with Longchamp, Moncler, and Adidas Originals. The angels paraded her whimsical, floral creations which will also be available to purchase in VS stores within the next few weeks. The dazzling Charlotte Tilbury received the honor of being lead make-up artist for the 5th time. She created dreamy, dewy looks for the girls transforming each one into a golden goddess.
Unfortunately, this must see show won’t be broadcasted on TV and online until the 2nd of December 2018, it will include behind-the-scenes access and model profiles. Spoiler alert, the show will not feature all 5 Kardashian/Jenner sisters.