Hot-blooded males will be extremely happy to learn that the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is fast-approaching. Due to air at the end of the month, the lingerie fashion debacle will be filmed in New York tomorrow.
The spectacle will be awash with angel wings, feathers, glitter and toned bodies along with skyscraper heels and lusciously long locks. WWD reports that the event, which cost $12million, takes a total of a year to plan – with continual effort and contributions from a small army of technicians, musicians, models, embroiderers, prop makes, seamstresses and designers. According to WWD, this year we can expect “Degas-inspired” ballet scenes with aquatic wings, as described by creative designer Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou.
Making their debut will also be the Passion Play Fan Wings, which have been an incredible seven years in the making. The antique copper wings are plated with 23-carat gold and embellished with 105,000 Swarovski crystals. The wings were designed and made in Sydney by Manik Marcian and weigh in at a hefty 22 pounds – adding new meaning to ‘fallen angel’.
South African bombshell Candice Swanepoel will open the show, and walk in the line-up which includes the likes of; Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lindsey Ellingson. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Karolina Kurkova will unfortunately not be joining this year’s show due to work commitments.
A rundown of the event in numbers taken from Fashionista shows the impressive numerical value of the event:
Budget for the show in dollars: $12million
Original budget, when the show started 11 years ago: $120,000
Swarovski Elements used: 2 million
Sets of Angel wings: 31
Total models: 38
Newcomers to the show: 15
Themes for the show: 6 (Ballet, Super Angels, Passion Play, Angels Aquatic, I Put a Spell on You and Club Pink)
Value of Miranda Kerr’s Fantasy Treasure bra: $2.5million
Total carats of Fantasy Treasure bra diamond centrepiece: 36
Weight in pounds of Passion Play Fan Wings: 2
Number of Swarovski crystals on Passion Play wings: 105,000
Number of years it has taken to create Passion Play wings: 7
Days Adriana Lima has prepared with a liquid-only diet: 9
Number of world-class musical acts: 4 (Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj)
Number of months ago that perfectly-flat-stomached Miranda Kerr gave birth: 11
Number of Victoria’s Secret Angels who have become household names after appearing in the show: Countless