Who Is Performing at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?
It might be controversial, but that’s not stopping Victoria’s Secret from holding its annual fashion show. The most-watched fashion event of the year airs Sunday, December 2 at 10/9c on ABC. (The show itself was held on November 8 in New York City.) In addition to the dozens of models who will strut their stuff on the catwalk, the show will feature performances from some of the hottest musical artists around. Here’s who will be on stage this year.
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show models
Sixty models walked the runway at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, including stars like Kendall Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Toni Garrn. Most of the 14 Victoria’s Secret Angels were also there.
The current roster of Angels includes Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill. Neither Aldridge nor Ambrosio participated in this year’s show. Hosk got the honor or wearing the 2018 Fantasy Bra, which is made out of 2,100 Swarovski Created Diamonds.
There are 18 newcomers in this year’s cast. Fresh faces include Winnie Harlow, the first Angel with vitiligo, and Kelsey Merritt, the first Filipina model in the show. Josie Canseco, the daughter of MLB star Jose Canseco, also walked in the show for the first time this year.
The show’s musical lineup
In addition to the models, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show features musical performances from eight artists. This year, you’ll see Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Leela James, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts take the stage.
TV viewers will see Leela James perform a cover of “This Is Me” from the movie The Greatest Showman, while Kelsea Ballerini teams up with the Chainsmokers on their hit “This Feeling.” Shawn Mendes sang “Lost In Japan” and Halsey performed “Without Me.” Rita Ora sang “Let You Love Me” and The Struts performed “Body Talks.”
How to get the runway looks
The Fantasy Bra isn’t for sale, but many of the other runway looks from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show are available for purchase. You can shop for three styles on the Victoria’s Secret website, including “Glam Royale,” which consists of plaid-patterned bras and panties; the glamorous “Golden Angel” collection; and “Downtown Angel,” which VS describes as “sport-inspired street style.”
Victoria’s Secret is undoubtedly hoping the this year’s show inspires shoppers to spend some money at the store. While it’s still the biggest lingerie retailer in the U.S., the brand has been struggling in recent years as some women have begun to reject the store’s aggressively sexy marketing. At the same time, loyal shoppers have raised concerns about the quality of products. CEO Jan Singer recently resigned after failing to turn things around after two years on the job.
“Victoria’s Secret has been struggling to keep up with changing consumer tastes,” noted CNN. “Flashy fashion shows, push-up bras and celebrity models aren’t drawing people in like they used to. Instead, women are clamoring for more products with a better fit.”
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