Everything We Know About The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The countdown is on

When you combine a budget of $16 million with the world’s most famous models and the biggest names in music, you get a runway extravaganza worth tuning in to. It’s no wonder then that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show pulls a crowd of over 800 million people annually, making it the most-watched fashion event in the world.

Prep for the 2018 show is well underway with models and Angels seen heading into the lingerie label’s headquarters for their final fittings earlier this week. 

With the announcement of this year’s performers and the show’s air date confirmed, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the runway extravaganza. 

The Models

Every year, the Victoria’s Secret Angels (13 models who work for the brand exclusively) are joined by around 40 other models, some of whom are well-known (Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are all confirmed to walk) and others who are just getting their start in the modelling world. This year, four Australian models are walking – Kelly Gale, Shanina Shaik, Duckie Thot and Alannah Walton. Kiwis Georgia Fowler and Maia Cotton are also confirmed.

The Angels

Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo (back after a three-year hiatus), Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill are walking the show. However, Lily Aldridge is skipping this year due to being pregnant with her second child. 

The Victoria’s Secret Angels

The Date

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will take place on November 8th, 2018 in New York City. However, it won’t be aired on TV until December 2nd in the USA, meaning Australia will likely be able to watch the show on the 3rd.

The Venue

The location of the Victoria’s Secret show changes frequently, but this year the brand is going back to where it all started: New York. The show has previously been held in Paris, Miami, LA, New York and Shanghai.

Taylor Swift and Lily Aldridge

The Performers

Every year the models are joined by some of the biggest names in music. Last year, Victoria’s Secret tapped Harry Styles, Miguel, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jane Zhang and for 2018, the brand has confirmed Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts.

The Fantasy Bra

The Fantasy Bra is the most expensive piece of the show – last year’s cost just over $1 million – and just one Angel is chosen to wear the creation per year. Last year, Lais Ribeiro had the honour and Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio are among those who have previously worn the bra. The 2018 Angel is yet to be announced.

Lais Ribeiro

How To Watch In Australia 

In America, the show is scheduled to air on ABC, Sunday December 2nd, meaning Australia will air the show on free to air either the 2nd or the 3rd of December. Last year, Channel 9 had the honours and in years prior, Foxtel. Stay tuned for more details as they’re announced.

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