BY KENNETH RICHARD
Fashion’s largest runway spectacular is looking to make the City of Light a little brighter this year as the show will take place in Paris for the first time.
Previously the Angels landed upon Earl’s Court in London back in 2014, their only European show appearance opting for locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami traditionally. The London show was in celebration of the Ohio based retailers expansion into the U.K., who last year returned stateside to New York to help the firm celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The show is the single largest viewed runway show on the planet by a long-shot, drawing a global audience and broadcast in more than 190 countries around the world. Airing on CBS on Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. EST stateside, the lingerie giant will once again tackle the challenges of producing a heavy lift in short time frame. Executive producers Edward G. Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton have partnered with director Hamish Hamilton and producer firm Done and Dusted, Inc. for the occasion. This years show will include pink carpet interviews, model profiles, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show in the City of Lights.
The all-star line-up of Victoria’s Secret Angels will include returning favorites Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, as well as new faces. In many respects Victoria’s Secret has built fashions first sports team with a starting line-up of Angels with wings and those without. And fans have reacted with equal enthusiasm waiting to see who will make the team, the line-up order, and looks.
The Impression delights in the City of Light and Wings of Desire and wishes the producers and talent much continued success as fashion’s ambassadors of global goodwill.