Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018: What we know so far

Sabrina Carder

The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show is fast approaching.

Having started in 1995, the underwear showcase has become one of the most anticipated events in the fashion calender with 800 million people tuning in to watch the spectacle annually, making it the most-watched fashion event of the year.

The extravaganza has seen everyone from Tyra Banks to Naomi Campbell strut their stuff and musical performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jay Z and even the Spice Girls.

Here's everything we know about the 2018 show so far...

Where will the Victoria's Secret fashion show take place?

From London, Los Angeles, Paris and, last year, Shanghai, the show has travelled far and wide over the years.

For 2018 Victoria's Secret and its Angels are returning to New York.

Which Victoria's Secret angels will be walking?

This year will be a mix of newcomers, like Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot, but many beloved veteran Angels will return to the stage too.

Behati Prinsloo will be making her VS return after a three-year absence and will be joined by Adriana Lima, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd and many more.

As for the millennial models of the moment, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner? All three will once again reunite on the runway.

Victoria's Secret shoe designer Brian Atwood recently took to Instagram to confirm that both models will be returning to the show to don his killer heels again. The news has since been confirmed by Victoria Secret.

Who will wear the Fantasy Bra?

The 2018 Fantasy Bra (Victoria Secret)
The 2018 Fantasy Bra (Victoria Secret)

With just days to go until the show, Victoria's Secret finally revealed 2018's Fantasy Bra, along with which Angel will be wearing it.

This year, the honour will go to 29-year-old Elsa Hosk, who made her Victoria's Secret debut in 2011.

The Swedish model will wear the 'Dream Angels Fantasy Bra' down the New York runway, which is made up of 100 per cent Swarovski diamonds and topaz.

The sparkly creation took over 930 hours to make, racks up 71 carats and is valued at $1 million.

What is the Victoria's Secret designer collaboration this year?

The designer collaborations cause a lot of buzz. None more so than last year when the lingerie heavyweights joined forces with Balmain.

In contrast to the punky Balmain aesthetic, filled with studs and rhinestones, VS's 2018 collection with Mary Katrantzou is set to be a lot more feminine.

Get ready to see lots of vibrant floral prints by the British designer brighten up the catwalk.

Who will perform at the fashion show?

Shawn Mendes performs onstage at The Hollywood Bowl (Getty Images for
Shawn Mendes performs onstage at The Hollywood Bowl (Getty Images for

The musical performances are a highlight of the show and in recent years everyone from Rihanna to Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift to Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have belted out their hits.

Last year, Harry Styles did his thing, dressed in his signature statement suits. And who can forget the year before that, when newly separated Bella Hadid and The Weeknd had an awkward encounter on the catwalk?

Who will provide the soundtrack to 2018's show? Not one, not two, but seven performers.

Victoria's Secret recently confirmed that taking Harry Styles' heart-throb position would be Shawn Mendes, who will be joined by Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini and The Struts.

Who will wear the Fantasy Bra?

Lais Ribeiro walks the runway in the Fantasy Bra (Getty Images for Victoria's Secr)
Lais Ribeiro walks the runway in the Fantasy Bra (Getty Images for Victoria's Secr)

Last year Lais Ribeiro took to the catwalk wearing the famous Fantasy Bra, which was worth $2 million. But, who are the contenders for 2018?

Our front runners are Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver and Elsa Hosk - all Angels who have never worn the sparkly garment before.

When will the VS show take place?

The show will be taking place on November 8.