Everyone’s favourite time of year is fast approaching…no not Christmas, although that is pretty exciting, but we are of course referring to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! It’s the event of the year, right? I mean, The GRAMMYs, The BRIT Awards, The Oscars, The MET Gala, they’re all great but there’s only one event which features real life angels now isn’t there?
Just in case you’re new to the VS world, allow us to give you a little bit of background on what the VS Fashion Show is and why it’s such a big deal…
The VS Fashion Show is an annual fashion show featuring Victoria’s Secret, a lingerie and sleepwear brand. The show is used to display and promote the latest VS collections and it is all very lavish indeed with some of the biggest names in the modelling industry walking the runway wearing elaborate costumed lingerie. The show also features musical performers, which everyone always gets excited about as the names of the stars are always huge. For example, past years have seen the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez take to the catwalk to entertain the crowd whilst the models walk around them. This year will see performances from The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars!
There are also a variety of sets throughout the show, according to the different themes running within the collections. Each year, twenty to forty of the world’s top fashion models are selected to perform in the fashion show. This usually includes a handful of women under contract to the company who are known as Victoria’s Secret Angels and help publicise the event. The models wear giant angel wings, which a lot of people now associate with the brand. They give the whole thing a very fantastical, magical, special feeling and these come in various forms, including butterfly, peacock, or devil wings,
The VS show began way back in the 1990s and the first few shows were not televised, however, since the hype grew and grew, the show is now aired on CBS each December. The show initially took place in the run up to Valentine’s Day in order to promote the brand for that holiday but moved to the Christmas period in 2001. Finally, the show has been held in a number of locations around the world, including Los Angeles, Cannes and Miami.
So, why does everyone totally freak OUT over the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Well, it is a chance to celebrate the brand, a chance to watch some killer musical performances and the chance to get excited about some of the world’s most famous models all being together in the same place at the same time. All of the ladies who walk on the runway on the night have been prepping for months for that moment, some years if it’s their first time, and they always look beyond incredible. They look more on fleek than on fleek and, although they give us MAJOR body envy, we still crush on them all the same. The VS Fashion Show is just always a spectacular night in general, and the build up especially is huge.
This year’s show will take place in Paris on 30th November and shall air on 5th December on CBS. The official line-up has been announced so we’re here to tell you which beautiful gals shall be blessing you with their beauty on the catwalk this time around. With 52 models in total, this will be the largest group of girls to ever take to the VS Catwalk! Be warned, though, you’re probs going to want to sit down whilst you read this because the line-up this year is an absolute CORKER. There are some old faves in there as well as some fresh newcomers, be sure to let us know who you’re looking forward to seeing the most!
Now THAT’S what you call a lineup, don’t you think? Are you excited about this year’s show? Be sure to Tweet us your thoughts and let us know which models you’re looking forward to seeing @CelebMix!