Victoria’s Secret will celebrate the circus, cinema and pop culture at a ‘magical’ fashion show tomorrow—with a little help from Rihanna.
The singer, along with Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, will supply the soundtrack for the lingerie giant’s annual catwalk spectacular.
This year’s show includes 65 costumes and 28 pairs of sculptural Angel Wings. Wearing the custom creations is a cast of top models including Hilary Rhoda, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr and VS first-timers Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne.
‘This year's show will open with a spectacular theme that sets the tone for the entire show,’ Collection Designer Todd Thomas told WWD. ‘There will be nostalgic romance, historical fashion and epic references to pop culture.’
The day before the show, most Angels seemed intent on squeezing in one last workout. Candice Swanepoel tweeted a photograph of her abs, Rhoda checked in from the gym, and Jessica Hart shared a photo of herself in exercise gear. Other models just wanted to share their excitement: ‘Going to @VictoriasSecret Show rehearsal soon!’ Liu Wen said. ‘Can’t wait to see my friends #VSFashionShow’.
What else to expect from the glitteriest show on earth? Look out for a crystal-covered costume marking the show's 10th anniversary of its partnership with Swarovski Elements, and another piece—the Snake Charmer—that makes use of snake eyes from a taxidermist.
We’ll be there, bringing you news, tweets and photos straight from backstage and the show itself tomorrow afternoon and evening. Got a question for the Angels? Tweet it to us @ELLEUK using the #VSFashionShow hashtag. No proposals, propositions or prom date requests, please. The rest is up to you…