Victoria’s Secret catwalk show to take place in London
Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel have revealed this year’s Victoria’s Secret catwalk show will take place in London. The stunning Angels appeared at the lingerie brand’s Bond Street store on Tuesday morning alongside marketing director Ed Razek, where they announced the 2014 spectacular will cross the pond from its previous home in New York City to the capital at Earls Court on December 2.
Adriana said: ‘We’re very proud to announce that we’re heading to London this year.
‘I’ll let you into a secret. I told Cara a few days ago and asked her to save the date, so hopefully she will walk. She was excited. And she kept the secret for a whole week!’
And Adriana joked that a certain Prince Harry will be guaranteed a front-row seat, as the Angels would love to see the royal attend the show.
She said: ‘We would love to invite Prince Harry. He definitely has a front row seat!’
Brazilian bombshell: Adriana wore her raven locks tumbling in a loose mane of curls around her shoulders and opting for natural make-up to accentuate her stunning features Featuring a flattering cinched-in waist and striking embellishment detailing, the Brazilian beauty made sure she commanded attention as she worked her magic in front of the camera. The catwalk queen added height to her already statuesque frame with a pair of bright scarlet ankle-strap peep-toe heels, while wearing her raven locks tumbling in a loose mane of curls around her shoulders and opting for natural make-up to accentuate her stunning features. Candice, 25, opted for an effortlessly elegant approch to her ensemble, looking the picture of ladylike glamour in a pristine white off-shoulder pencil dress.
Clinging to her envy-inducing hourglass curves in all the right places, the South African beauty’s dress was teamed with a pair of fierce nude and gold spiked stiletto heels. The blonde bombshell completed her look with glittering diamond jewellery by Messika, a voluminous blow-dry and low-key, dewy make-up to offset her striking facial features. Meanwhile, Razek gave an insight into the magic behind the epic shows, admitting they are a whole year in the making.
He explained: ‘We start planning the show the day after the last show. We plan for a year. The best time to think about what to do next year is immediately after you finish the show because you see what kind of things you want to do. ‘It’s a full year planning. We’re heavily into the planning now – we’ve got a full day of meetings tomorrow.’ Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment into a runway spectacle, the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show is broadcast in 192 countries by CBS Entertainment. Featuring musical performances, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s most celebrated fashion show, the 2013 broadcast on December 10 was the night’s most viewed show.
Last year’s spectacular featured performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and Neon Jungle, while the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, Toni Garn and Joan Smalls took to the runway.
The first ever Victoria’s Secret show took place at the Plaza Hotel in New York City in August 1995, and since 2001, one Angel is chosen to wear the prestigious bejewelled ‘fantasy bra’.
Heidi Klum has worn the Fantasy Bra in three different years, while Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova, and Adriana Lima have each worn two of the intricately-designed lingerie items.
The 2013 show saw Angel Candice rock the runway in $10million creation named the Royal Fantasy Bra.