And just like that, the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion Show has come and gone!! The angels descended on Shanghai for the lingerie extravaganza to showcase sexy lingerie with over the top wings! Here’s what went down this year:
The themes for this year’s runway were Balmain’s Punk Angels, Nomadic Adventure, Porcelain Angels, A Winter’s Tale, Millennial Nation and Goddesses.
Angels Lais Ribeiro dazzled in the $2 Million Champagne Fantasy Bra, featuring gold leaf and sapphire detailing complete with a matching bejewelled belt.
Harry Styles, Miguel, Yundi, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jane Zhang all performed on the runway.
Angel Candice Swanepoel made her runway return after having a baby last year!
Model Ming Xi took a tumble on the runway! She was helped up by fellow model Gizele Oliveira!
Bella Hadid flew solo without sister Gigi Hadid, after she was refused a Chinese visa!
Veteran angel Alessandra Ambrosio took her final runway walk as an angel! She announced she is retiring from modelling!
It’s that time of year again where the infamous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show starts to take shape. As the days go by, we are closer and closer to hearing all the fabulous details of whats in store for this years runway extravaganza! It was rumoured that the show would take place in Shanghai, China after the lingerie giant opened a flagship store in in the city earlier this year. The opening of the flagship store will help satisfy the Chinese women’s “desire to keep up with the pace at the forefront of international fashion”. Victoria’s Secret later confirmed the location of Shanghai, China for this years show!
Of course there’s going to be a heavenly host of angels walking down the runway this year! Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Taylor Hill, Lais Ribeiro, Josephine Skriver, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio, Romee Strijd and Martha Hunt will return to the runway once again! In addition, Candice Swanepoel will make her return after being noticeably absent from last year’s show due to giving birth back in October, 2016.
Confirmed veteran models include: Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Megan Williams, Sanne Vloet, Dilone, Leila Nda, Devon Windsor, Grace Elizabeth, Maggie Laine, Leomie Anderson, Maria Borges, Daniela Braga, Bruna Lirio, Zuri Tibby, Kate Grigorieva, Alanna Arrington, Barbara Fialho, Georgia Fowler, Blanca Padilla, Hereith Paul, Sui He, Liu Wen, Lameka Fox, Xiao Wen Ju, Cindy Bruna, Irina Sharipova, Jourdana Phillips, Ming Xi.
Models making their Victoria’s Secret runway debut include: Roosmarijn De Kok, Amilna Estevao, Victoria Lee, Estelle Chen, Mayowa Nicholas, Nadine Leopold, Aiden Curtis, Alecia Morais, Frida Aasen, Alexina Graham, Vanessa Moody, Julia Belyakova, Grace Bol, Daria Khlystun, Samile Bermannelli, Xin Xie, Gizele Oliveira.
Parisian fashion house Balmain is partnering with Victoria’s Secret this year and will be sending Olivier Rousteing-designed lingerie down the runway. Not only will the pieces walk the runway, Balmain is also launching a capsule collection for Victoria’s Secret, which will be available to shop after the show airs on the 28th of November on CBS.
As for who will wear the coveted, diamond encrusted million dollar bra? That honour goes to angel Lais Ribeiro. The 27-year-old has been working with Victoria’s Secret since 2010, but this year will join the ranks of the supermodels who’ve worn the very-special bejewelled bra before her when she hits the Fashion Show runway in Shanghai later this month.
The $2 Million ‘Champagne Nights’ Fantsay Bra weighs more than 600 carats and is handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz. This chest of jewels took over 350 hours to make and was hand-set with almost 6,000 gemstones.
We all know the spectacle that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the annual runway extravaganza that is like no other fashion show in the world! But did you know the annual lingerie show is not the only show-stopper Victoria’s Secret films each year? They also film their annual holiday commercial! The holiday commercial showcases the ‘Holiday Lingerie Collection’ and the Angels of course!
Each year the Victoria’s Secret Holiday commercial is filmed in incredible locations all over the world among the likes of Venice, Prague, Chicago, Rome, Paris and London! This year, the Angels descended on Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, to shoot their Western-themed campaign at a whopping $80 million ranch over the weekend, including: Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Lais Ribeiro, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Stella Maxwell. The commercial is to be filmed by legendary Hollywood director Michael Bay.
It takes a village to put together a production quite like this, around 200 people to be exact! The commercial would not be possible without the efforts of directors, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, creative directors and many more! In this years filming location, there were cabins set against mountain ranges. There were log fires. There were horses. There were husky pups. There were cowboy hats. And boots. And belts. There were assless chaps (lots of them).
VS head honcho Ed Razek made reference to the sheer scale of the special shoot in a photo he posted to Instagram, captioning it: “13 Angels, 2 photographers, a crew of 100+, one big time director, and an $80 million ranch – no one does Holiday like Victoria’s Secret does Holiday!”
With the holiday commercial done and dusted, the next big project for Victoria’s Secret to unveil is it’s annual fashion show! The creative team has been at work all year bringing the outfits and themes together! Castings and fittings are taking place this coming month ahead of the extravaganza that is rumoured to take place in Shanghai, China towards the end of the year!
Devon Windsor is probably one of the most fun models to follow on social media! Her Snapchat and Instagram stories are INCREDIBLE as she shows her uncensored and fast-paced lifestyle to followers! Devon (24) hails from St. Louis, Missouri. Devon was discovered by a local photographer in St. Louis while she was attending a bar-mitzvah. She launched her career in the 2014 spring season shows, after appearing in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show previously in 2013. Devon appeared in over 20 international collections including Christian Dior and Prada. Devon is represented by IMG Worldwide and is 5’11”.
Her first big show was for Prada in September 2013. During her fittings, her hair was dyed bleach blonde. She liked it and decided to keep it that way, which has become her signature look. The same year, she debuted in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and advertised for American fashion house Moschino. Throughout her career she has walked for a bevy of top designers including Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Bottega Veneta, Balmain, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Dior, H&M, Herve Leger, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Jeremy Scott, Oscar De La Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford, JUST TO NAME A FEW.
Devon has appeared in numerous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She debuted in 2013 and has become a regular in the show each year since then! In 2015, Devon secured a ‘Fit Model’ position with the brand making her the reference model for the designers and artisans as they create the looks for the show. As a fit model, Devon has all the outfits constructed on her body, and they are later made custom couture to whichever model they assign the look too! So basically she gets to try on every look for each show! Dream job am I right?
When Devon isn’t modelling, she is an amateur chef! If you follow her snapchat you’ll quickly learn that this girl can EAT! She is always indulging in different cuisines at top notch restaurants all around the world! Devon loves to cook and bake in her spare time! She even competed on MasterChef against fellow super model Gigi Hadid! #SuperModelBattle
Victoria’s Secret announced the return of VS Angel Candice Swanepoel today in a video featuring the model looking STUNNING just seven months after giving birth to her first child. Back in October, Candice gave birth to a baby boy named Anacã,
Pictured above is Candice backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show back in 2015. She was noticeably absent during the 2016 Show in Paris due to the arrival of her son! Candice has walked a total of 9 shows since her debut in 2007! The 28-year-old Victoria’s Secret model from South Africa appears in a black and white clip shared on the company’s Instagram account wearing white lace lingerie.
Earlier this month, the model turned heads when she attended the annual Met Gala in New York City in a full length sleeveless black gown looking amazing. It’s safe to say the Queen is back! As for her fellow angel that recently became a mother, Behati Prinsloo, she has yet to return to work but I’m sure it won’t be too much longer before we see her back!