Lingerie mega-brand Victoria’s Secret has released the full list of models appearing on the VS catwalk next week, as hype begins for one of the most watched and most talked about shows worldwide.
Each year VS offers up a star-studded event to showcase their latest lines, with celebrities on the FROW and some of the biggest faces in modelling on the catwalk. From million-dollar bras to huge musical guests, it is a must-see extravaganza. We’re looking at all the gossip so far in the run-up to next week’s big event.
1. Gigi and Kendall take to the stage
Models of the moment Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will both be appearing on the catwalk this season, which has us very excited. They join veterans Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, who will both be walking in their 16th show for the brand.
2. Surprise no-shows
Jourdan Dunn, who has previously walked for VS in multiple shows, has not been booked for this year. Also missing were show staples Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss, having both retired their wings last year.
3. The music
Rihanna was tipped to perform but has since withdrawn. Instead, this year will feature a soundtrack of live performances from Selena Gomez and the Weekend and Ellie Goulding. Rihanna pulled out of performing, having previously performed at the show in 2012, but has been replaced this year with Goulding.
4. The $2 million bra
Lily Aldridge, a VS veteran, will be donning the Fantasy Bra, costing an astounding $2 million. It features over 6,500 precious stones and is set in 18-karat gold. Designed this year by Mouawad, the bra is a staple of the show and is considered a huge honour. Personally I’m more of an M&S girl (Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s range if I’m pushing the boat out), but the bra is pretty impressive.