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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Photo Credit:  ABC
  • Premiered: 
    November 15, 2001
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Special, Annual
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Fashion
  • Tags: music

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1995, Victoria's Secret has held a fashion show -- except in 2004 when The Angels toured through four American cities instead of walking down the catwalk. When the VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW first started, the production was a standard runway show with models showing off the company's new underwear. By 1997, the show became a must-attend event for celebutantes, musicians, and actors, with a who's who of supermodels on the catwalk being filmed for videos shown in Victoria's Secret stores throughout the world. In February 1999, the event was webcast during the Super Bowl halftime, with nearly 1.5 million people logging on to see the live show. After one more webcast in 2000 -- and after more than two million people watched the fashion show online -- ABC broadcast the VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW on television for the first time in 2001, reaching an audience of 12.3 million viewers. In 2002, the event switched from ABC to CBS, which has broadcast the fashion show since. During its lifetime, the VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW has evolved into an extravaganza, featuring musical acts, world-famous models, pink carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes peek at the event, which is taped and shown nearly one month after it takes place. As part of this fashion show, one model is selected to wear a fantasy bra -- a bra encrusted with gold, silver and thousands of precious gems -- which is worth more than $2 million. Each year, Victoria's Secret releases a different fantasy bra, including:
1996: Million Dollar Miracle Bra, a $1 million bra worn by Claudia Schiffer
1997: Diamond Dream Bra ($3 million; Tyra Banks)
1998: Dream Angel Fantasy Bra ($5 million; Daniela Pestova)
1999: Millenium Fantasy Bra ($10 million; Heidi Klum)
2000: Red Hot Fantasy Bra/Panties ($15 million; Gisele Bundchen)
2001: Heavenly Star Fantasy Bra ($12.5 million; Heidi Klum), the first time the fantasy bra appeared on the runway
2002: Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra ($10 million; Karolina Kurkova)
2003: Very Sexy Fantasy Bra ($11 million; Heidi Klum)
2004: Heavenly '70' Fantasy Bra ($10 million; Tyra Banks)
2005: Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra ($12.5 million; Gisele Bundchen)
2006: Hearts on Fire Fantasy Bra ($6.5 million; Karolina Kurkova)
2007: Very Sexy Holiday Fantasy Bra ($4.5 million; Selita Ebanks)
2008: Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra ($5 million; Adriana Lima)
2009: Harlequin Fantasy Bra ($3 million; Marisa Miller)
2010: Bombshell Fantasy Bra ($2 million; Adriana Lima)
2011: Fantasy Treasure Bra ($2.5 million; Miranda Kerr)
2012: Floral Fantasy Bra ($2.5 million; Alessandra Ambrosio)
2013: Royal Fantasy Bra ($10 million; Candice Swanepoel)
2014: Dream Angels Fantasy Bra ($2 million each; Adriana Lima & Alessandra Ambrosio)
2015: Fireworks Fantasy Bra ($2 million; Lily Aldridge)
2016: Bright Night Fantasy Bra ($3 million; Jasmine Tookes)
2017: Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra ($2 million; Lais Ribeiro)
2018: Dream Angels Fantasy Bra ($1 million; Elsa Hosk)

Plus, the VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW has featured the following musical acts:
2001: Andrea Bocelli & Mary J. Blige
2002: Destiny's Child, Marc Anthony & Phil Collins
2003: Sting, Mary J. Blige & Eve
2005: Chris Botti, Ricky Martin & Seal
2006: Justin Timblerlake
2007: Spice Girls, Seal &
2008: Usher
2009: The Black Eyed Peas
2010: Katy Perry & Akon
2011: Kayne West, Nicki Minaj & Maroon 5
2012: Rihanna, Justin Bieber & Bruno Mars
2013: Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World & Neon Jungle
2014: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran & Hozier
2015: Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding & The Weeknd
2016: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga & The Weeknd
2017: Harry Styles, Leslie Odom Jr., Miguel & Jane Zhang
2018: Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Leela James, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts

Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, Victoria's Secret's legendary Angels take to the runway for the 2018 VICTORIA'S SECRET HOLIDAY SPECIAL on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, showcasing an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Leela James, Rita Ora, Shawn Mendes and The Struts. The world's biggest fashion event is returning to New York City after recent productions in London, Paris and Shanghai. Joining Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo (back after a three-year hiatus), Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill will be internationally known sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner. The holiday special also showcases Victoria's Secret's newest designer collaboration with Mary Katrantzou, the London-based "Queen of Prints," whose feminine designs are featured on the runway in a section of this special. The 2018 VICTORIA'S SECRET HOLIDAY SPECIAL was held on November 8 in New York at Pier 94.

Other Titles

  • 2018 title: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special

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