Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Welp, it's that time of year again, folks, and I'm not talking about the changing of seasons—I'm talking about 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—second only to Thanksgiving, of course.
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 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 stage runway. To get you pumped in the meantime, here's some Shawn Mendes for you:
4. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner will strut their stuff after missing last year. Bella is also back.RELATED STORY
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Both Gigi and Kendall are returning to the VSFS after missing last year's show. Kendall and Gigi made their debuts for VS in 2015, but due to Kendall's contractual obligations with competing lingerie brand La Perla (she starred in its 2017 Pre-Fall campaign), she didn't walk in Shanghai. Reportedly, Gigi Hadid was denied a visa for the China show due to a controversial Instagram video in which she imitated a Buddha statue, so she, too, missed last year's show. Shoe designer Brian Atwood said both would be strutting down the runway this year in an Instagram post.
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