Models are gearing up for one of the biggest runway events in the world: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (opens in new tab). Over 30 models confirmed via social media (opens in new tab) that they are walking in this year's show on Thursday, November 8. Some notable returnees are Sui He, Shanina Shayk, Zuri Tibby, Devon Windsor, and Behati Prinsloo (opens in new tab), after a three-year absence from the runway (she took the time off for her pregnancies). Meanwhile, 21-year-old Kelsey Merritt made headlines for becoming the first Filipino model to walk in the VSFS.
Ahead of this week's event, however, one big question still remained:Who will receive the honor of wearing the famed fantasy bra? Today, People revealed that Swedish model Elsa Hosk (opens in new tab) will rock the one-million dollar look. The 29-year-old Angel will be debuting a bra and underwear set, which took over 930 hours to create—no big deal. Hosk revealed to us what it's like to put the pieces on and said:
Past Angels who have worn the exquisite fantasy bras include Candice Swanepoel and Lais Ribeiro.
As for the performers at this year's event, the line up looks like this (opens in new tab):Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts. (In the past, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and The Weeknd have all sang on stage.) This latest piece of news comes after fans learned both Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the VSFS. (Shoe designer Brian Atwood (opens in new tab) accidentally spilled the beans on his Instagram.) This latest piece of news comes after fans learned both Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will walk in the VSFS. (Shoe designer Brian Atwood (opens in new tab) accidentally spilled the beans on his Instagram.)
The event itself will be held in New York City. The last time it was held in the big apple was 2015. For the past two years, the runway has been hosted abroad—Paris in 2016 and Shanghai in 2017—but it seems the pull of NYC was just too strong this year.
In addition, Charlotte Tilbury will be doing the models makeup (opens in new tab) while designer Mary Katrantzou will reveal a capsule collection with Victoria's Secret during the runway show. The pieces will also be available to shop.
"I wanted the collection to be colorful and uplifting, bold, and strong. It’s designed to empower women to have fun with their undergarments and feel free to explore pattern and color as a second skin,” she said to Vogue (opens in new tab). “The pieces can be worn as undergarments or as actual clothing, so all the fabrications have dual purpose. I wanted to stay true to our brand heritage, so pattern and color are integral to the collection, but we always kept the Victoria’s Secret girl central to the design process."
As for the footwear the models will be wearing on the runway, designer Brian Atwood will create the shoes once again. He confirmed the news on his own Instagram and in the process, hinted both Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner (opens in new tab) will walk in the show. The brand later posted an Instagram photo confirming the news and revealed Bella Hadid will also be in the show.
Stay tuned for more details as we have them.
Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.
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