Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

For starters, it's back in America this year!
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.

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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.

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So excited to have the VSFS in NYC this year!

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2. Your fave models are returning.

Veterans returning to the VSFS include Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Stella Maxwell, Leomie Anderson, Cindy Bruna, Georgia Fowler, Ming Xi, Grace Elizabeth, Devon Windsor, and more.

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It was also recently announced that Behati Prinsloo would make her catwalk comeback this year after skipping the past two years to give birth to her two children with Adam Levine, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace.

3. But there will also be some new faces.

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In an emotional Instagram post, Winnie Harlow announced that she's making her debut. "I had a break down before I walked into the most nerve wrecking [SIC] casting of my life," she wrote in her caption. But she explained that once she got to the offices and "made new friends and saw old friends" it "already felt like home."

Kelsey Merritt will also be the first Filipino model to walk in the show.

Other newcomers include Duckie Thot, Sadie Newman, Lorena Rae, Mélie Tiaco, Willow Hand, Yasmin Wijnaldum, and more.

4. Alessandra Ambrosio will not walk the runway.

After 17 years of modeling in the show, she confirmed her retirement in an Instagram post last year.

5. Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner's castings are still unconfirmed.

While Bella walked in the show last year, it's unclear whether she'll make an appearance this time around because she hasn't posted anything and the brand hasn't made an announcement. The same goes for her sister Gigi. Kendall Jenner made her debut for VS in 2016, but due to her contractual obligations with competing lingerie brand La Perla (she starred in its 2017 Pre-Fall campaign), she didn't walk in Shanghai, and it remains unknown if she'll return this year.

6. The venue and performers have yet to be announced.

If previous years are any indication, though, you know it's going to be a very over the top affair in the best possible way.

7. This year's first designer collaboration has been confirmed

On Thursday, it was announced that Greek-born designer Mary Katrantzou would be collaborating with VS to make a capsule collection that will debut on the runway. The London-based designer is known for her whimsical, colorful ensembles and use of pattern mixing, so she'll probably bring those signature elements to the lingerie.

A design from Mary Katrantzou’s most recent runway show in September.

Last year, the brand partnered with Balmain and sent a bunch of studded, punk-inspired looks down the runway for a portion of the show. So, at the very least, this year's choice of designer is definitely a departure from that edgy aesthetic.

H/T Cosmo US