Victoria’s Secret has just shared some big news regarding the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 taking place in Paris, and we couldn’t be happier for its protagonists! Supermodels Jasmine Tookes and Bella Hadid were respectively chosen to wear Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra 2016 and to walk for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time, and people from the Internet seem to be already excited about it!
Let’s start off with Jasmine Tookes’ enrolment as the one who is going to sport the $3-million Victoria’ Secret Bright Night Fantasy Bra 2016 designed by Eddie Borgo. In the perfect Victoria’s Secret way, the lingerie label decided to announce it on its Twitter page, including a video of the Victoria’s Secret Angel reacting to the super exciting news.
“When they told me, I was so caught off guard, I thought I was just doing an interview, and Ed [Razek, Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer] kind of sprung it on me,” Tookes told Vogue US while on the set of the brand’s latest campaign.
“It’s such an honor for me to join a whole group of women who are icons, and who I grew up watching over the years. […] The energy is going to be amazing in Paris, everyone is so excited—it’s going to be one of the best VS shows yet!” continued Tookes, who understandably already doesn’t “ever want to take it off—every other bra I wear after this is going to feel like crap!”
Following in the footsteps of iconic supermodels, such as Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Gisele Bündchen, Claudia Schiffer, and Tyra Banks, Jasmine Tooks is thus about to wear a bra that needed a grand total of 700 hours (7 months) to be created, as well as 9,000 gemstones and 18-karat gold to be adorned with.
The Victoria’s Secret Bright Night Fantasy Bra perfectly recalls the VS aesthetics and, as reported by Borgo as well, it is one-of-a-kind indeed. “I had never worked with traditional emeralds before, and, due to their fragility, they are not used often today,” Borgo told Vogue Us. “The color of a true emerald is inimitable.”
As for Bella Hadid, Gigi’s little sister is having an equally exciting year. The announcement, which was way less extravagant than her sister’s, was made by Bella Hadid’s makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, who shared the news on his Instagram account on Wednesday, captioning a snap of her and Bella with emotional feelings of excitement.
“Congrats my little baby Bells on getting @victoriassecret! It’s been a beautiful ride so far and I can’t wait to see what’s next!”
Bella also seems now to be extremely thrilled and amazed by the news, as officially becoming a VS model is surely a lifetime accomplishment in a model’s career.
If you can’t make it to the live Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016, make sure to tune in on December 5th on CBS. It airs at 10 p.m.!
Photos courtesy of @jastookes, @victoriassecret