It’s one of the biggest events in the fashion calendar, and the Victoria’s Secret show is well underway with the models chosen and the location revealed. The big questions on everyone’s lips are: where is it going to be? Who’s going to walk? Will the Kardashian and Hadid clans be joining?
But perhaps one of the biggest moments of the show is the unveiling of the Fantasy Bra (usually worth millions of pounds) and which model has been chosen to wear it. It’s a MASSIVE for the models in Victoria’s Secret land. Well guess what? The wearer for 2018 has been revealed…
Who will be wearing the Fantasy Bra and what does it look like?
Congratulations are in order for Lais Ribiero who has been chosen to wear the bra for the first time on the 2018 runway. But she better bring her security guards: the bra – named the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra – has been valued at $2 million! it was designed by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad and features diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18 karat gold.
The Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took almost 350 hours to create and is embellished with nearly 6,000 precious gemstones.
What do we know about the Balmain collaboration?
It’s been revealed that French fashion house Balmain will be collaborating with Victoria’s Secret. The collection – which will be part designed by Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing – is due to be released on 29 November, the day after the fashion show on Tuesday 28 November, meaning it will no doubt be modelled on the famous runway.
The exciting news was revealed with nine Instagram posts on the brand’s page. What a fashion collaboration!
Will Kendall and Gigi be joining?
Sadly, no. This year’s most anticipated duo will not be joining their fellow Angels on the catwalk. While Kendall has yet to mention if she has even been invited to join the Class of 2018.
The Jenner sister is currently the brand ambassador for the famous couture lingerie brand La Perla – she’s also the face of their latest campaign. Apparently, Kendall has an exclusivity contract with the brand and representing another lingerie giant could create a conflict of interest. Bummer!
As for the Hadid sister, the situation is more delicate. While both Gigi and Bella Hadid confirmed they had been invited to feature on the fashion show, Gigi has been getting a lot of hate online for a video Bella posted back in February.[twitter id=”902880702789599232″]
In the video the model can be seen squinting her eyes as she holds up a Buddha biscuit. Her actions have been described as racist and Asian commenters on her post made very clear she wouldn’t receive a warm welcome when in China. And guess where this years show is going to be?
Where is it going to be and when?
Last year it was held in Paris, and this year it’s going further east… Shanghai, China!
It’s the first time the show has ever been held in the city and we’re super excited, but not as much as the newly appointed VS models we’re guessing. During castings back in August, a number of gorgeously striking models were spotted leaving the Victoria’s Secret casting call with congratulatory roses in hand – meaning they were lucky enough to make this year’s cut.
The show will take place on Tuesday 28 November.
Where can I watch it in the UK?
UK residents can tune in using HayU from November 29. Get yo’ subscription!
Who will be strutting the catwalk?
After taking a two year break from the VS runway, Karlie Kloss took to Instagram to share with fans that we’ll be seeing her in Shangai. We’re so excited!
Last year’s IT girl Bella has been signed on for her second year…
As for the other lucky ladies…
The three new models
The 6ft tall stunning model Aiden Curtiss was one of the selected, leaving the building where the castings took place wearing a smile and carrying a bunch of beautiful roses. She was also visibly chatting happily on the phone – presumably sharing her good news with a family member or friend.
Also seen leaving with roses were Dutch model Roosmarijn de Kok and Angolian Amilna Estevao.
It’s a known fact that the VS casting call is one of the toughest in the business, and all models (apart from established official ‘angels’) must audition each year.
A number of favourites have been seen entering for their interview, including Lily Donaldson and Hailey Baldwin, who has previously never walked in the show before.
There have been several models confirmed on top of Aiden, Amilna and Roosmarijn.
These names include…
Who will be wearing the Fantasy Bra?
We’re on high alert for further updates, but as for now, there’s no news on who will have the honour to wear the bejewelled bra. We’re putting our money on Bella though…