If you haven’t been feeling festive quite yet and seem to have misplaced your holiday spirit, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get you in a jolly mood — the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Yes, the annual runway gathering of winged Angels clad in flirty lingerie, feathers, fringe and frankly not much else took place today over in Paris and we have all the shots from the catwalk. From newbies like Bella Hadid to seasoned pros like her sister Gigi, Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, not to mention Jasmine Tookes sporting the epic Eddie Borgo-designed $3 million Bright Night Fantasy Bra, the City of Light was ablaze with well-coiffed, polished models. The musical acts provided their own sartorial kick with Lady Gaga indulging in almost as many outfit changes as the Angels (we’re talking a sparkly jumpsuit complete with a fringe-tastic topper plus sky-high platforms as well as a feather/fringe embellished white biker jacket and a romantic red floral gown) and Bruno Mars rocking a smooth tux and some serious statement shades. (On a non-fashion related note, we’re wondering if it was a little awkward for Bella with her ex The Weeknd also performing despite her proclaiming otherwise.)
Check out the slideshow above for every single luxe look from this year’s show, then read on below for all of the excitement leading up to today’s show. Tune in to CBS on December 5 at 10 p.m. EST to see the show.
October 24, 2016
Following in Rihanna’s fur-clad footsteps, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are expatriating. Today, in a teaser trailer, the lingerie brand revealed that its upcoming show will be held in Paris. “The world’s most famous runway show heads to the world’s sexiest city,” VS captioned the YouTube post. (New Yorkers, settle down.)
New and returning models include one-time Olympic correspondents Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill. Full disclosure: the brand’s lacy wares have taken flight twice before. In 2014, the angels dazzled in London. In 2000, Cannes housed the underwear spectacular.
In the 40-second promo (above), Martha, Elsa and Taylor get the big news. We still have so many questions: Will Gigi and Kendall reprise their winged roles? (Follow-up: Will Kendall’s sisters be allowed to attend?) Who will wear the show’s centerpiece, the iconic (and very pricey) Fantasy Bra? Will it light up like the Eiffel Tower? Who’s guest performing? Will a plus-size model walk the runway? (Side-eye.)
October 26, 2016
Asked and answered. Today, Victoria’s Secret revealed that rookie Angel Jasmine Tookes will wear the $3 million Fantasy Bra, known as the “Bright Night Fantasy Bra.” Designed by Eddie Borgo, the 18-karat gold contraption features over 450 carats worth of diamonds and emeralds and took nearly 700 hours to create. It’s (very loosely) based on Victoria’s Secret’s new “Beautiful” bra style, which debuting this holiday season.
— Victoria’s Secret (@VictoriasSecret) October 26, 2016
Also, Bella Hadid will walk in the show (no word on Gigi or Kendall…yet).
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November 2, 2016
The musical guest list is as follows: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd. (Here’s hoping Bella Hadid and her beau share a romantic runway moment — given VS’ social-media savvy, we’re sure it’s already on the books.)
On Tuesday, in an exclusive interview with WWD, newly minted Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver revealed this year’s custom Swarovski look. The fringed cape features 450,000 Swarovski crystals, which, as you’d imagine, is quite a lot of jewels to heft. The 3,000 strand piece weighs in at 8 to 10 pounds…per sleeve. (“I’m just gonna wear this to the gym,” Skriver joked to WWD.) Her coordinating Brian Atwood-designed boots boast another 1,630 crystals.
Skriver will be among 51 Angels to walk the show this year — the most in VS history — 18 of them rookies. And yes, Gigi Hadid will be returning to the stage.
There is no feeling in the world like walking down this runway. I’m elated to say I’ll be returning to the @VictoriasSecret Fashion Show this year. Thank you @ed_razek for putting on the show that has been one of my greatest motivators since I was a teenage fan of the Angels, and for making this dream come true for me again. It will forever be an honor. Can’t wait to join the surreally beautiful and inspiring women that are the #vsfs2016 lineup. See you in Paris‼️
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