Victoria’s Secret Show 2017: Everything You Need To Know

From the venue to the date, here's what we've gleaned so far

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be upon us before you know it. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event.

When and where to watch

Tuesday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS

Model Line Up

VS Angels:

  • 1. Adriana Lima
  • 2. Alessandra Ambrosio
  • 3. Candice Swanepoel
  • 4. Elsa Hosk
  • 5. Jasmine Tookes
  • 6. Josephine Skriver
  • 7. Lais Ribeiro
  • 8. Lily Aldridge
  • 9. Martha Hunt
  • 10. Romee Strijd
  • 11. Sara Sampaio
  • 12. Stella Maxwell
  • 13. Taylor Hill
  • 14. Candice Swanepoel—she’s returning after giving birth last year and missing the 2016 show
  • Angels

    Photo: Getty

    Runway stars you know:

    • 1. Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid—this marks the sisters’ second VSFS together
    • 2. Karlie Kloss—she returns after a two-year break
    • 3. Devon Windsor
    • 4. Liu Wen
    • 5. Cindy Bruna
    • 6. Dillone
    • 7. Vanessa Moody
    • 8. Maria Borges
    • 9. Alanna Arrington
    • 10. Georgia Fowler
    • 11. Grace Elizabeth
  • Hadids

    Photo: Getty

    First-timers:

  • 1. Aiden Curtis
  • 2. Alecia Morais
  • 3. Alexina Graham
  • 4. Amilna Estevao
  • 5. Bruna Lirio
  • 6. Daria Khlystun
  • 7. Estelle Chen
  • 8. Frida Aasen
  • 9. Gizele Oliveira
  • 10. Grace Bol
  • 11. Julia Belyakova
  • 12. Mayowa Nicholas
  • 13. Nadine Leopold
  • 14. Roos Marijndekok
  • 15. Samille Bermannelli
  • 16. Vanessa Moody
  • 17. Victoria Lee

Who’s not walking:

See the full model roster here.

The Balmain Collab

Balmain is creating custom looks for this year’s VS show and collaborating with the lingerie line for a range to be sold in-store and online starting November 29. Take a peek at the collection below:

READY FOR THIS? #VSxBALMAIN. 11.29.17. @balmain @olivier_rousteing

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Performers

No musical performers have been publicly confirmed for this year’s show yet, but whoever is chosen will follow last year’s A-list lineup: The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.

The Looks

Aside from the vague look at the Balmain collab, the rest of the looks have been kept tightly under wraps.

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Every year, the Victoria’s Secret show brings its famous bejewelled Angels together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It’s the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around $12 million (£9.2 million) spent on putting the spectacle together – a huge figure considering most runway shows cost an estimated $1 million (£700,000).

So what do we know about this year’s show?

The venue

The location of the Victoria’s Secret show changes frequently, but this year’s event has been confirmed as Shanghai. The brand have been steadily building its presence in mainland China over the past few years, with a total of 26 stores there.

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.

The date

The show will be aired on Tuesday, 28 November at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Related article: 6 Victoria’s Secret Models Might Star In Justin Bieber’s New Music Video

Ariana Grande

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Expect some form of ‘drama’

Remember the time Ariana Grande nearly got knocked out by Elsa Hosk‘s furry angel wings? Or the alleged ‘awkwardness’ between 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 more drama.

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.

The performers

With previous acts including Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, we can expect a strong set of performers this year. Justin Bieber has been mooted as one possible name, after a slew of Victoria’s Secret Angels starred in his recent music video, 2UHe has performed on the show before, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be invited back. Alternatively, Selena Gomez could be a shoe-in as she’s friends with the current roster of VS models and has new material out at the moment. If the brand really wants to attract serious attention then Zayn Malik would be a strong option. As the boyfriend of VS favourite Gigi Hadid, the millennial power couple would guarantee headlines.

Related article: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 Will Reportedly Be In Shanghai

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Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima in fantasy bras. Photo: Getty

Someone will wear an extremely expensive bejewelled bra

If an Angel is chosen to wear the ‘fantasy bra’, then it means she’s a big deal – previous names to bestowed with the accolade include Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio. Usually, this opulent, presumably very heavy creation is unveiled about a month before the show. Last year’s bling bra was created by jeweller Eddie Borgo using 9000 precious stones, taking 700 hours to create and weighing in at more than 450 carats.

Everyone will have ‘mermaid hair’

Victoria’s Secret is not one to push boundaries when it comes to its beauty look. The favoured look? Fluttery lashes and wavy, long hair. You’d be hard-pushed to find a VS Angel with short hair (although maybe Cara Delevingne could be the first with her buzzcut?) and generally most have shoulder-length or longer waves.

The line-up

This generally isn’t revealed until further down the line, but Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner will be expected to make an appearance, as will Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill, Elsa Hosk and Martha Hunt. Behati Prinsloo and Candice Swanepoel might be set to make a comeback after both missed the 2016 show because they were pregnant.

The missing Angels

Cara Delevingne is unlikely to do a VS catwalk turn given her blossoming film career (although she’ll probably be invited). Karlie Kloss and Doutzen Kroes will also pass having both retired from Victoria’s Secret last year.

Related article: You Will Not Believe The Secret To Adriana Lima’s Runway Longevity

The Balmain Collab

Balmain is creating custom looks for this year’s VS show and collaborating with the lingerie line for a range to be sold in-store and online starting November 29.

READY FOR THIS? #VSxBALMAIN. 11.29.17. @balmain @olivier_rousteing

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In a new video from its Road to the Runway series, VS shares a closer look (but doesn’t give away) the Balmain collaboration and how it came to life. The result is a glam and couture take on punk-rock, with ultra-sexy ensembles featuring leather, studs, spikes, crystals, and sequins.

“We believe in the same kind of woman, a powerful lady, a strong and confident, sexy girl that knows what she wants,” creative director Olivier Rousteing says of Victoria’s Secret and Balmain in the clip.“

According to VS’s creative team, each piece is basically couture, with embroidered, encrusted, and bejeweled elements. The lingerie is also exposed, and the outfits are intended to be worn out for a steamy street style look.

The Fantasy Bra

Lois Ribeiro, an Angel since 2015, will model this year’s most extravagant piece of lingerie on the VS runway. The bra, which costs $2 million, is covered in precious stones like handset diamonds, yellow sapphires, blue topaz, and 18 karat gold. It was designed by Mouawad, a Swiss and Emirati luxury accessories company.

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According to Victoria’s Secret’s Instagram, the Brazilian model has already been working the jewel-covered bra before taking to the runway.

The Swarovski Look

In addition to the Fantasy Bra, this Swarovski crystal-covered look will also be adding some glitz to the runway. One standout “anniversary piece” celebrates the jeweler’s 15-year anniversary partnering with Victoria’s secret, and consists of 275,000 multicolored crystals, 200 yards of ribbon, hand-beaded jewelry, and 14-pound wings. VS Angel Elsa Hosk will model the look with bright red undies, embellished sleeves, and feathered sandals.

According to VS, these are some of the heaviest wings they’ve ever made. Considering Hosk’s hardcore workout routine, it seems like she’ll be able to carry these heavy wardrobe pieces with ease.

The Performers

No musical performers have been publicly confirmed for this year’s show yet, but whoever is chosen will follow last year’s A-list lineup: The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Bruno Mars.

The Looks

Aside from the Fantasy Bra, Swarovski anniversary piece, and vague preview of the Balmain collection, the rest of the outfits have been kept tightly under wraps. We can’t wait to see what they look like on the runway.

Watch this space for updates.

This article originally appears in Harper’s BAZAAR US

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