It’s that time of year again, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Preparations are already underway, castings are complete, and the show is coming back to the United States! Below, everything you need to know about one of the biggest events in November.
1. It’ll take place in New York City.
The brand announced on its Instagram that the show will take place in the Big Apple, following a two-year hiatus abroad. As you probably know, last year’s show was held in Shanghai, China, and some women were reportedly denied visas to travel there, including Mayowa Nicholas, Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry—who was originally confirmed as one of the event’s performers—Russian models Julia Belyakova, Kate Grigorieva and Irina Sharipova, and Ukranian model Dasha Khlystun. The afterparty was also allegedly shut down by authorities before midnight. The year before that, the show was held in Paris.
2. It airs on Sunday, December 2 on ABC at 10 p.m.
The live runway show takes place on November 8, but, it’s taped, and will air the next month.
3. There are a LOT of musical performers.
Last year there were five performers, but this year there’s a whopping total of EIGHT, and it’s perhaps the biggest lineup yet. In an Instagram post, Martha Hunt revealed that Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, and The Struts are all confirmed to take the
4. Your fave models are returning.
Veterans returning to the VSFS include Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell, Leomie Anderson, Cindy Bruna, Georgia Fowler, Ming Xi, Grace Elizabeth, Devon Windsor, and more. It was also recently announced that Behati Prinsloo would make her catwalk comeback this year after skipping the past two years to give birth to her two children with Adam Levine, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.
5. But there will also be some new faces.
In an emotional Instagram post, Winnie Harlow announced that she’s making her debut. “I had a break down before I walked into the most nerve-wracking [SIC] casting of my life,” she wrote in her caption. But she explained that once she got to the offices and “made new friends and saw old friends” it “already felt like home.” Other newcomers include Duckie Thot, Sadie Newman, Lorena Rae, Mélie Tiaco, Willow Hand, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and more. Kelsey Merritt will also be the first Filipino model to walk in the show.
6. This year’s first designer collaboration has been confirmed
Greek-born designer Mary Katrantzou will collaborate with VS to make a capsule collection that will debut on the runway. The London-based designer is known for her whimsical, colourful ensembles and use of pattern mixing, so she’ll probably bring those signature elements to the lingerie. Last year, the brand partnered with Balmain and sent a bunch of studded, punk-inspired looks down the runway for a portion of the show. So, at the very least, this year’s choice of designer is definitely a departure from that edgy aesthetic.