These Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Wings Are Encrusted With 275,000 Swarovski Crystals
Every year, we eagerly await the spectacle that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The glitz! The glam! The bombshell waves! It’s all so incredible. This year will be extra sparkly to mark the 15-year anniversary thanks to Swarovski.
Each year, the iconic crystal brand outfits the Victoria’s Secret models in dozens and dozens of blinged-out baubles, and we’ve got a sneak peek at 2017’s top secret “crystal anniversary” Swarovski look. You might need sunglasses for this one… because model Elsa Hosk will shine bright like a diamond… literally.
This year’s show will take place in Shanghai for the first time, and there will be tons of new faces (including six new black models) as well as our perennial favorites (yep, Bella Hadid is back!) donning those signature glam wings. And while Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro will rock the famous $2 million Fantasy Bra, it’s Swedish-born Hosk that gets to wear the crown jewel of the runway show.
According to Swarovski, the custom-made look features more than 275,000 Swarovski crystals, with 200 yards of woven ribbon and pave crystals making up the wings. Which, by the way, weigh a cool 14 pounds. As you do.
And this year, the brand is draping the Angels in more than one million crystals. “It’s all about sparkle, shine, and fantasy and that is what Swarovski brings to the show” said Victoria’s Secret EVP of Brand Communications and Events, Monica Mitro. “Especially this year’s look, it’s a completely over-the-top wing and Elsa just brings it to life.”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS at 10pm ET on November 28 in more than 190 countries.
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(Photos via Swarovski)