We don’t think we need to explain about the Victoria’s Secret fashion show as it is one of the most-highly anticipated fashion events of the year, right? So here, we will just gather seven fascinating facts about the fashion show, because we can’t stop obsessing over it.
Read on to find out some interesting facts about this year Victoria’s Secret show before we catch the show this Wednesday!
1. First show in the Asian continent
This is the first time that Victoria Secret is having its fashion show in the Asian continent. Usually, they will have the fashion show in Paris, New York, Los Angeles or London. This year is extra-special, because they are holding the fashion show in the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. We shouldn’t miss this historical moment in Victoria’s Secret history! Those of us in Indonesia can watch it on November 29 at 10pm on the paid channel, Fox Life.
2. There are seven Chinese models who will walk the show in Shanghai
As one of the most highly anticipated annual events in the fashion calendar, this year the fashion show will feature seven Chinese models on top of the usual line-up, such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Taylor Hill. Some of the Chinese models are already familiar with the runway show and the others are making their debut on the show. Estelle Chen, Xin Xie and One Wang are three of the models who made their debut at the Victoria’s Secret Show 2017.
3. Performances from Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom
A number of performers will grace the catwalk too. The line-up includes Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom. Some rumours mentioned Taylor Swift as well, but it’s not true after all.
4. This will be the last show for Alessandra Ambrosio
Sadly, there is sad news as regards the show, which is that Alessandra Ambrosio will be retiring from the show for good. The blow of kisses she gives at the end of the show seems to be her final parting gesture to the Victoria’s Secret audience.
5. Absent supermodels
There are some absent supermodels that we have been anticipating before. Behati Prinsloo is absent because she is pregnant with her second child, while Kendall Jenner is absent as well due to her signing up with La Perla recently, and her schedule coincides with the show. Gigi Hadid is not coming as well. Rumour has it that Gigi couldn’t come due to her visa application being denied by the Chinese government.
6. The fantasy bra is given to Lais Ribeiro
The highlight of the show is, of course, the fantasy bra showcase that is usually a privilege only given to deserving Angel. Lais Ribeiro from Brazil ended up getting chosen for the fantasy bra. The fantasy bra is reported to cost around US$2 million as it is embellished with yellow sapphires, diamonds, and blue topaz. Lais will be following the steps of Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge and Adriana Lima.
7. The fashion show theme
The fashion show will have the theme of Pink! Glitter! More pink! Confetti! And this year’s fashion show will be segmented into several sections or categories that include sportswear and nightwear. The general concept seems to be about this gang of woman that all are appear really glossy and always dressed in interesting and playful underwear. What a novelty!
8. The Wings
Previously, the Victoria’s Secret Angels wings could weigh a total of 45kg. They are so heavy and rigid that they will always leave a mark on the models shoulders as they walk down the runway. According to the models, it’s like putting on a scuba tank. However, things changed as the modern wings are created using higher technology, which makes it lighter.