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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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From who’s walking to the performers on the night, here’s your definitive guide to the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

When is the show happening?
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be filmed on November 8, before being broadcast to audiences on television and online on December 2. In the US it will be shown on ABC Network, but a UAE channel has yet to be announced.

Where is it happening?
This year’s runway is set to take place in New York City, following a successful show in Shanghai last year. The annual fashion show has previously unfolded everywhere from Paris and Miami to Los Angeles and Cannes.

Who will be performing?
Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts comprise the musical line-up for this year’s show. The artists will be taking the baton from former One Directioner Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang, and Leslie Odom Junior, who all performed last year. In the past, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and many more have all performed in previous shows.

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Which models are participating in the show?
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 models include Gigi Hadid, who will make her return to the famous winged runway after not being able to walk last year. The Palestinian model will join her younger sister Bella, as well as Kendall Jenner, who also missed last year’s show. They will be joined by Angel veterans Cindy Bruna, Devon Windsor, Leomie Anderson, and Shanina Shaik. Toni Garrn will be returning to the runway after a five-year hiatus, while Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot will be making their Victoria’s Secret debuts. Also making her debut on the runway for 2018 will be newcomer Kelsey Merritt, who will become the first Filipino to walk in the Victoria’s Secret show when she steps foot on the catwalk tomorrow.

Who is this year’s fashion collaborator?
Following the success of last year’s collaboration with Balmain‘s Olivier Rousteing, Victoria’s Secret has teamed up with Mary Katrantzou on an exclusive capsule collection to be unveiled at the lingerie retailer’s 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tomorrow. “Everything that Victoria’s Secret creates is about a woman feeling confident and empowered— and also having fun with what she is wearing,” said the designer, describing the collection as “bold, fun, and playful”. The pieces will then be available to purchase both online and in VS stores located in Kuwait, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE immediately after the show airs.

Who is wearing this year’s Fantasy Bra?

Elsa Hosk wears The 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra.

Swedish beauty Elsa Hosk has been bestowed with the honor to wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra for 2018. Previous names to wear the Fantasy Bra include Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, and Alessandra Ambrosio. This year’s dazzling, jaw-dropping piece was dreamed up with 100% Swarovski diamonds and ethically-sourced topaz. Valued at a whopping US $1 million, the 2018 Dream Angels Fantasy Bra and body chain will feature over 2,100 Swarovski diamonds in a sterling silver Dream Angels bra silhouette. The design took nearly 1,000 hours to create, and boasts over 71 carats. For the first time, shoppers will be able to purchase a version of the Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Fantasy Bra made with Swarovski crystals for US $250 on November 29 at selected Victoria’s Secret stores and online.

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