We all remember last year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in large because of the touching announcement that Gigi Hadid would be walking the runway. This year, the American label known for its lingerie still has a bit of a surprise up its sleeve; the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 will be taking place in Paris this year!
The annual show has been held in other prominent cities in the past – Miami, Los Angeles, Cannes (France), and, London, the latter of which was the most recent in 2014 – but there’s just something that seems particularly special about showing the catwalk in Paris. The show is more often than not shown in New York within the 69th Regiment Armory, so no matter where the destination was, it already adds a great deal of intrigue.
Just important as where the show is staged is whom is featured. In the past we have been delighted by appearances of stars like Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift.
And then there are the real talents of the evening: the models. We already remembers Hadid and her entry into the show, but along with her on the stage have been some top names, like Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, and Lily Aldridge. It’s also a good possibility that we’ll see new Angels from last year on the runway – Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
We look forward to the annual show as a hub for adventure from the lingerie label, since designers for the show always present ideas that would be too large without the context hype of the show, especially if that show is taking place in one of the most fashionable cities in the world.
This is likely going to be one of the sexiest, most successful collections for the brand (if not, then they’re not doing Paris right!), and since we’ve never been let down before, we have no reason to believe that we’re not in for a blow-away performance. It will all start to come together once VS announces who is going to be performing for the evening, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled and ears opened for that news to break.
The show streams on network television each year, and as we haven’t heard any word in the contrary, we can safely assume we’ll get that same treatment again this year. We can expect for it to be staged at some point in November before being shown in December, as in recent years, but there have been no official statements to confirm that idea. We’ll choose to take that as a good sign until proven otherwise, though!
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