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Olivier Rousteing and the Victoria’s Secret angels

Olivier Rousteing is set to debut the Balmain x Victoria’s Secret collection at the Shaghai show. The line is set to launch online and in stores on 29 November. [Photo: Getty]

Head backstage at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai

It’s that time of year again. The Victoria’s Secret angels are in hair and make-up ready to don their wings for the annual runway show.

And the 2017 show is perhaps the most highly-anticipated to date, as the lingerie brand has met some major obstacles this time around.

Shanghai is hosting this year’s Victoria’s Secret runway and models, journalists and bloggers have struggled to gain access to the annual show.

Many have had to give the 2017 catwalk a miss as a consequence to visa trouble while runway regulars Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Behati Prinsloo are also skipping the show for the first time.

Jenner is reportedly unable to attend due to her contract with fellow lingerie giant La Perla while Behati Prinsloo is pregnant with her second child.

Yet the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Bella Hadid and Sara Sampaio are all walking in the runway show.

And the models are currently in hair and make-up prepping for what is sure to be the most talked about catwalk show of the year.

So ahead of the Shanghai spectacle, take a look at the best behind-the-scenes snaps from the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show above.

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