The Victoria’s Secret Fashion show was yesterday, and here’s what we know about one of the biggest runway events in the world. Some notable models this year were Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Sui He, Shanina Shayk, Zuri Tibby, Devon Windsor, and Behati Prinsloo, after a three-year absence from the runway (she took the time off for her pregnancies, and you know, the first thing you do after your pregnancies is model in a lingerie show). 21-year-old Kelsey Merritt made headlines for becoming the first Filipino model to walk in the VSFS.
One big question remained: Who received the honor of wearing the famed fantasy bra? Elsa Hosk did! The 29-year-old Angel debuted a bra and underwear set, which took over 930 hours to create (no big deal, yeah?). When asked about what it’s like to put on the million dollar outfit, she said:
“It feels amazing. It feels like a million dollars. The bra makes you feel powerful, not because of the monetary worth, but because of the work it took to create it. I walk in a different way, I feel strong, I feel like I earned it, and that’s a great feeling.”
One of the show highlights was Adriana Lima’s goodbye to the Victoria’s Secret runway! The 37-year-old Brazilian supermodel received a standing ovation as she made her way down the catwalk for the last time dressed in a sheer, sparkling top; light blue lingerie; nude, feathered heels and wide-feathered wings. She took a deep breath and appeared to get teary eyed as she paused to make thank-you gestures at the cheering crowd.
Performers at this year’s event included Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes, and The Struts. The event itself was held in New York City.
Now let’s focus (and like, really focus) on one of the bodysuits: the Swarovski bodysuit. Dutch model Romee Strijd wore a crystal-covered Swarovski bodysuit and handmade 3D star wings for the Celestial Angel section of the show. (There’s one each year)
“To be chosen to wear one of the most sparkling looks in the show is amazing. It’s such an honor and it means a lot to me,” says Strijd, who made her VS runway debut in 2014 and became an official Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015.