This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is almost here, and we want to give you as many Victoria’s Secret 2016 updates as possible—from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 date to the Victoria’s Secret venue; we even have a few Victoria’s Secret photos!
Victoria’s Secret Venue
Over the years, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has amazed the world with some of the most amazing designs in fashion history, and it’s hard to believe that it was once an intimate affair at the Plaza Hotel. Still full of glamour and extravagance, the fashion show that once called places like New York and London home will now find a new home at Paris’ Grand Palais.
“It’s been an incredibly rewarding and exciting journey,” said Monica Mitro in a Vogue interview. She produced the very first VS show back in 1995 with VS president, Ed Razek. “It was a lingerie fashion show [back then]. We have evolved the show into an entertainment show seen in almost 200 countries by 800 million people.”
The Grand Palais has long since been an iconic piece of France, welcoming history buffs, tourists, and admirers. Originally dedicated to the “glory of French art” in 1900, the Grand Palais rests on the Avenue des Campes-Elysees, and was officially coined a historical monument back in 2000.
“We’re just so honored to be in this amazing, amazing space and it’s a real creative challenge for us to do the show here,” said Mitro.
“The size and the beauty of the building — that’s the real challenge, how we’re going to incorporate it into the small TV screen so people can actually see where we are,” added Mitro.
In the past, the Grand Palais has successfully hosted many Chanel fashion shows, letting in light and providing the perfect atmosphere.
Supermodels’ names have become synonymous with high-end fashion, and they are carefully chosen to don the creative costumes and lingerie for the show. Models Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Adrian Lima, Lily Aldridge, and Jasmine Tookes have all been chosen as Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 models. This is also the year supermodel Irina Shayk will be making her debut in the high-end fashion show, which is slated to air on December 5.
“Everything happens in its right moment, and this year it was the right moment for Irina Shayk,” said casting director John Pfeiffer. Gigi and Bella Hadid will become the first sisters to walk the show together, which happened organically. Pfeiffer said: “We were excited about the idea of sisters, but nothing is guaranteed until we finalized the lineup at the end of castings.”
Behind the Scenes
What happens when you put a group of models in a room before a big show? Pure fun and games! The models are already in Paris rehearsing, and are in their fitting rooms as we speak (we can assume), and it’s mostly fun and games with a little bit of business. Click here to find out how they spend their time backstage.
Okwadu, J., “Meet the Team Behind the Victoria’s Secret Extravaganza in Paris” Vogue web site, Nov. 28, 2016; http://www.vogue.com/13506934/how-the-victorias-secret-paris-fashion-2016-show-comes-together/