Whether you regard it as the fashion event of the year or loathe the entire premise, there’s no denying that the Victoria’s Secret Show is one of the most-talked about catwalks in the world.
Need proof? Well, the show is watched annually by over 800 million people globally and costs around £9.2 million to put on and it’s tonight, people.
The lingerie spectacle is back for another year and with tongues wagging over who’ll get their coveted Angel wings, perform on stage and sit front row, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to break down everything we know – and you *need* to know – about the greatest show on earth.
When is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018?
Tonight’s the night! Although the models will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk this evening, we sadly won’t get to see the full show until it’s televised on the 2nd of December. But don’t worry, you’ll get a sneak peek on social media before you can devour the entire show on the small screen.
Where is the Victoria’s Secret Show 2018?
Keeping things interesting, the lingerie brand swaps location regularly. Often showing in its hometown of New York, it has recently moonlighted in London, Miami, Paris, LA and most recently Shanghai. This year, it will return home and take place in New York.
Which models will be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Show?
Previous big names who are said to be returning include Bella Hadid, Cindy Bruna, Leomie Anderson, Grace Bol and Estelle Chen.
Behati Prinsloo has just confirmed she is back in the show after 2 years off to have babies, while iconic Angels walking will include Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Romee Strijd, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribiero, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver, Sara Sampaio, and Martha Hunt. There will also be a full roster of new models, models walking in the Victoria’s Secret show.
And two major players have now been confirmed: Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will be walking. Brian Atwood, who designs the models’ shoes, shared a photo of Gigi in the 2016 show on his Instagram account, and captioned it: “Less than 1 month away!!!! Let’s do this @gigihadid @victoriassecret. Can’t wait to show you what we have done for the show!!!! #highheels #shoes #sexy #angels #victoriassecret #fashionshow #gigihadid #fashion #victoriassecretfashionshow #madeinitaly #luxe #brianatwood (sic)’
He also uploaded a snap of Kendall with the caption: “Can’t wait to see this beauty @kendalljenner strutting in my shoes for the @victoriassecret fashion show… less than a month away!!!! (sic)”
Who will be performing?
The lineup of musical guests has been announced and it includes Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts.
“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer, Ed Razek. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”
Where can I watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in the UK?
A few days after The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has taken place in New York, it will be broadcast on CBS (although we don’t have an exact date yet). Last year, streaming app, HayU, streamed the show for UK fans.
Who will be performing in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Show?
Victoria’s Secret also manages to enlist the hottest names in music to perform on stage and while we don’t know who’ll grace the stage this year, Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Junior all performed last year. The likes of mega pop stars, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Selena Gomez, have also performed for the show before so we are expecting BIG things.
Who is doing the makeup backstage at the show?
Beauty guru, Charlotte Tilbury, will be the Lead Makeup Artist – and it’s not the first time. This year, for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty’s 5th birthday, she’s pulling out all the stops.
She said: “I am beyond excited to officially announce that I am the exclusive makeup sponsor of the heavenly, world-famous, iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018, in one of my favourite cities – New York!!
“I have worked at this incredible, legendary show before and the dreamy, gorgeous supermodels have inspired the beauty DNA for so many of my magical products – from the perfect pouts to glowing goddess eyes!
“It is a dream come true to be doing Victoria’s Secret show makeup this year with my brand on our 5th birthday, with the world’s most heavenly models that are a dream to work with! I will also be bringing back two gorgeous, limited-edition products that will be used on the Angels to create the official look.”
What will the models be wearing?
Dubbed the “Queen of Prints,” London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou has designed an exclusive collection that perfectly blends her feminine and innovative design aesthetic with the sexy and glamorous style that Victoria’s Secret is known for.
The resulting mix of bold printed undies and ass-kicking gym gear didn’t disappoint, as revealed in a equally high octane video a week before the show. You won’t have to wait long to get the garms for yourself as the collection will be a ‘see now, buy now’ range, which will be made immediately shoppable during the show.
The collaboration marks the second time that Victoria’s Secret has partnered with a luxury brand to create an exclusive range. Last year, the brand collaborated with the King of high octane glamour, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain fame.
Bring it on.