Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show
Reported by Brynna Stilwell and Julia Browning.
Every holiday season, Victoria’s Secret holds a fashion show to display their lingerie, featuring high-fashion accessories.
Among such accessories are the famous wings that most of the models wear. While it is usually held in New York City — and occasionally London, England — there is a change of venue this year.
This is the first year that the fashion show will be held in Paris, France. The preview video of the show hints at a Moulin Rouge theme.
The show will be recorded on Nov. 30 but won’t air until Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
The Victoria’s Secret Angels that have been confirmed to be walking in the show are veterans Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge.
The other two mainstay members of the Angel Class, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo, will not be attending this year due to the fact that they both recently gave birth.
While Angels like Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima have both walked the runway a few months after giving birth, it may be too soon for Swanepoel and Prinsloo due to the fact that they each gave birth within the last two months.
The other Angels who are going to be walking this year include Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijid, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill.
However, there will also be some new faces.
Celebrity model Bella Hadid will be joining the show for the first time, along with her sister Gigi, who is walking the show for the second time. It is the first year that sisters will be walking in the show together, and Bella shared on Instagram that the opportunity is “a dream come true.”
According to Vogue, other models set to fulfill fantasies of walking the show for the first time are Alanna Arrington, Brooke Parry, Dilone, Georgia Fowler, Grace Elizabeth, Herieth Paul, Jourdana Elizabeth, Keke Lindgard, Lais Oliveira, Lameka Fox, Luma Grothe, Maggie Laine, Megan Williams, Irina Shayk, Xiao Wen Ju and Zuri Tibby.
Other famous names returning to the runway include Kendall Jenner, who’s walking in the show for the second year in a row, according to what People magazine referred to as a “show source.” The reality star turned model has yet to confirm it on social media.
Karlie Kloss, who took a break from doing the show after a two-year run in order to focus on her studies, is said to be returning to the show this year.
Victoria’s Secret announced that this year’s musical guests are Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, making this the second year in a row in which The Weeknd has performed.
Previous performers include Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez.
Along with the show, a new perfume inspired by the show will be released Dec. 1, called “Paris.” Stella Maxwell will be the face of the new fragrance.
Modeling this year’s Fantasy Bra is Jasmine Tookes. The purpose of the Fantasy Bra is to demonstrate the “ideal Christmas gift” and serves as a huge compliment to the model invited to wear it.
Though supposedly complete lists of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Models have popped up on many fashion sites, Victoria’s Secret is sure to hit viewers with a few surprises and additional model announcements before the show airs.