Victoria’s Secret fashion Show is just around the corner and we absolutely cannot wait to see what they have in store for us. The actual show will be the 8th of November 2018 but it will air on the 2nd of December. Over the years the VS fashion show has been one of the most prominent fashion shows to date. Although sales have gone down, we cannot deny their impact in the fashion industry. Their amazing lingerie line is still a must-have and almost every woman wants it.

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Elsa Hosk Fantasy Bra 2018

VS 2018

This year Victoria’s Secret is collaborating with Greek designer, Mary Kantranzou, for the capsule collection. The show will be held in New York.

Elsa Hosk has just been confirmed to be the lucky lady who will be wearing the Fantasy Bra! This bra is worth ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

Previous Fantasy Bra’s

Claudia Schiffer was the first supermodel to wear a Victoria Secret  Fantasy Bra. Shiffer wore the Fantasy Bra back in 1997. After 1997, one lucky supermodel was chosen each year. This is seen as the highest reward or most prestigious award of the whole show.

Lais Ribeiro 2017
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Supermodels, such as Gisele Bunchen, Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, and most recently – Lais Ribeiro have been chosen!

Alessandra Ambrosio 2012
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Our own home girl, Candice Swanepoel, sets the record for wearing the most expensive Fantasy bra. Raking in at $10 million – it is difficult to believe that anyone will be sporting a more expensive Fantasy Bra after that.

Candice Swanepoel 10million dollar fantasy bra
Via Design Limited Edition

Victoria Secret also broke the mold with Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio BOTH wearing Fantasy Bra’s in 2014.

Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima 2014
Via NEW YORK POST

Jasmine Tooke’s VS Fantasy bra “tooke” 700 hours to make and is made out of 450 carats! Call the bodyguards!

Returning to the catwalk

Returning models, such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo have been confirmed for the show as they took to Instagram to share their joy.

Behati has also confirmed that she will open this year’s show! We are freaking out!

Behati Prinsloo 2014
Caitlin Peters via WordPress

Who will be performing

If the models did not get you excited, VS have announced that a whopping 8 performers will take the stage on the day which is way more than last year where they had 5 performers.

Musicians Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora, Bebe Rhexha, Kelsea Ballerini & Shawn Mendes will be performing.

How Victoria’s Secret started

Victoria’s Secret was founded by Roy Raymond after he tried to go shopping for lingerie for his wife, Gaye Raymond, and he felt embarrassed. This was in the era of the old, boring underwear which were packaged in three’s! He came up with the idea to open a shop which sells lingerie and men could feel comfortable shopping there.

The Name

The name “Victoria” comes from the Queen of England: Queen Victoria. He wanted the name to be something that commands respect or is powerful. The “Secret” in Victoria’s Secret is said to have come from his wife’s Sorority, they were apparently referred to as “angels.”

VS Angels
Glamour

Previous shows and the drama

Last year the brand worked with Balmain and the show was in Shanghai! Get this: they are taking the show back home to New York after a two year hiatus. The show was held in China in 2017 and model Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry were denied entry into the country which meant they could not make it. In 2016 it was held in Paris where there was also some drama at the after-party when it was shut down by authorities before midnight. We’re guessing home is the safer option?

Criticism

Victoria’s Secret has been criticised for only hiring super skinny females to walk the runway and a lack of diversity. The brand seems to only work with women of a certain colour. This year; however, the inclusivity is clear as day as models Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot will be walking!

Let’s hope next year they will include plus size models because beauty & sexiness does not come in one size. (Take a note from Rihanna’s SavageXFenty’s book)!


Who’s excited for this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? We know we are. Let us know in the comments below what Fantasy Bra is your FAV!

 

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