Everything We Know About The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show So Far
From who’s walking to when it’s on and who will be working the famous Fantasy Bra…
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is almost upon us and the announcements just keep coming. Angels and models alike have been confirming their appearance in the annual extravaganza, and while there are plenty of familiar faces set to walk, there will also be some pretty famous newbies (hello, Bella Hadid!).
Here’s everything we know about the 2016 VSFS so far…
Both Gigi and Bella Hadid will walk
While Bella is yet to say anything about her success in VSFS castings, several sources have confirmed the 20-year-old will be making her first appearance in the show this year, including her make-up artist.
Vincent Oquendo chose to announce the news by posting a photo of Bella in her underwear so we can all see exactly why she was cast. Subtle! Then Victoria’s Secret made the news official with Bella’s sweet casting video – take a peek below:
Gigi, meanwhile, uploaded a video of her walk in last year’s PINK segment to confirm she would be returning for a second turn on the most famous catwalk in the world.
“There is no feeling in the world like walking down this runway,” wrote Gigi. “I'm elated to say I'll be returning to the@VictoriasSecret Fashion Show this year. Thank you @ed_razek for putting on the show that has been one of my greatest motivators since I was a teenage fan of the Angels, and for making this dream come true for me again. It will forever be an honor.”
Kendall Jenner has apparently been confirmed again
Though there’s been no word from Camp Kardashian or Victoria’s Secret, Entertainment Tonight report that Kendall will be making her second appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – but how will she feel about returning to Paris, the scene of sister Kim Kardashian’s traumatic robbery?
Jasmine Tookes will wear the Fantasy Bra
She became an Angel last year and now 25-year-old Jas will walk the runway in a $3 million bra made from diamonds, emeralds and 18-karat gold. WOW.
Jasmine follows in the footsteps of veteran Angels Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel, who have all donned their own heavenly creations.
You might recognise some of the other new faces
New Yorker Dilone is one of the models we recommended you follow on Snapchat, because she’s so in demand, and now that she’s been cast in the VSFS you have double the reason to follow.
Ditto Alanna Arrington, who we also called out on our list. Congrats, ladies!
Lais Oliveira – not to be confused with existing Angel Lais Ribeiro – will make her debut…
…as will fellow Brazilian babe Luma Grothe.
Georgia Fowler has taken to Instagram to confirm her “dream come true”.
There was good news for newbies Maggie Laine and Grace Elizabeth.
And fellow newbie Megan Williams.
While some of your favourites are returning
Kate Grigorieva and Bridget Malcolm are back, while fan favourite Kelly Gale returns to the line-up, after missing 2015’s show.
Blonde beauty Devon Windsor is back for a fourth year – could she be promoted to Angel status soon? Fingers crossed!
Joan Smalls is back and babin’ as ever…
…as is the gorgeous Maria Borges.
Big congrats to Izabel Goulart, who also returns to the runway…
…as does the dreamy Liu Wen.
Oh hey, Barbara Fialho!
It’s a fourth year running for Ming Xi.
Sanne Vloet returns triumphantly, alongside Valery Kaufman.
The show will be in Paris
Specifically in the Grand Palais, home to many a Chanel fashion show, which you can watch the Victoria’s Secret bosses discuss in part one of new series The Making Of The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
It’s being filmed on November 30th
And shown on CBS in the US on December 5th, with international air dates and channels TBC.
The segments sound appropriately magical
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows are always split into multiple themes and this year’s have the potential to be some of the dreamiest yet.
Collection creative director Sophia Neophitou describes The Road Ahead as “embracing this multicultural dialogue that we wanted to have,” while Secret Angel takes influence from Dangerous Liaisons and Casablanca and Mountain Romance is more “Heidi on the hills.” We’re assuming Sophia isn’t referring to Heidi Montag!
PINK Nation will be a collaboration with Nicopanda, Nicola Formichetti’s streetwear brand, with previous years seeing PINK designed in collaboration with Nasir Mazhar.
Finally, Dark Angel is your sexy, goth gal, while Bright Night Angel is a party princess.
Max Factor are on beauty duty
VS Angel and Max Factor face Stella Maxwell announced the news on her Instagram. Cute!
There’s been no official word on Candice and Behati
While it's assumed that all contracted Angels will walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Candice Swanepoel gave birth to her first son, Anacan, on October 5th 2016. Behati Prinsloo had her daughter, Dusty Rose, on September 21st 2016. Most fans reckon both girls will take a year off, although former Angel Heidi Klum returned to the runway just five weeks after giving birth, while Adriana Lima managed to wow the VSFS eight weeks after the birth of her second child.
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, including this year's celebrity performers, as November 30th approaches!