The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017 Live Online is sure to turn heads when it airs Tuesday night. The brand hails its signature event as “the sexiest night on television” and cites the staggering statistic that last year’s show got 1.4 billion views around the world. Imagine if world events garnered even a fraction of that attention!
Nevertheless, if you’d like to take a break from the crush of the news cycle and tune in, the show will air on CBS on Tuesday night from 10-11 p.m. ET and PT and 9 p.m. CT.
After weeks of mishaps, casting snafus, and one very annoyed Chinese government, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, filmed in Shanghai, is ready to air tonight on CBS as well as CBS All Access. Through all the drama that ensued, it was easy to forget that an actual show was taking place. One with models including Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Alessandra Ambrosio (her last before retirement), along with performances by Harry Styles, Miguel, and Leslie Odom Jr., all of whom clearly survived without the originally scheduled Katy Perry.
This year Victoria’s Secret teamed up with Brian Atwood, who designed all of the shows for the angels, as well as Balmain, which created one-of-a-kind pieces like studded leather jackets and bustiers for some of the looks.
“We work at least four months prior to showtime,” Atwood told Vanity Fair via e-mail about his design process. “Since everything is very intricate and detailed we like to have as much time as possible to develop and study what works best for the look and the show. We worked very closely with Olivier and the Balmain team on this show.”
Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing told British Vogue that he went with a punk theme while designing the garments, something a little outside his comfort zone.
“There are so many reference points for punk, from books to editorials in Vogue,” he said. “I regrouped a lot of ideas I had in my mind for Balmain, as I channel a lot of rock ‘n’ roll in the collections.”
And it wouldn’t be a Victoria’s Secret show without a little controversy. Despite having to apologize for a Native American headpiece worn by Karlie Kloss during its 2012 show, Victoria’s Secret this year opted to include a “Nomadic Adventure” segment that features another feather headdress. As Fashionista noted, the looks, worn by Taylor Hill and first-timer Nadine Leopold, among others, include some eyebrow-raising “tribal” motifs as well.
While Victoria’s Secret’s Shanghai adventure started with models dropping out due to visa problems and ended with an after-party that got shut down by the cops, it was still able to pull together the annual event. For those too intrigued to stay away, the show airs tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS and CBS All Access.
When is the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? What TV channel and time?
The lingerie brand’s 22nd annual spectacle airs tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 28) at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. The event will also be streaming online via the network’s CBS All-Access service.
The fashion show was taped earlier this month in Shanghai, China, with performances by R&B singer Miguel, former One Direction member Harry Styles, Chinese singer Jane Zhang, and “Hamilton” standout Leslie Odom Jr. (Katy Perry was originally scheduled to perform, but pulled from the lineup after China informed her she’s been banned from the country due to a 2015 Taiwan performance with anti-China symbols.)
Models walking the runway include Candice Swanepoel, Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Stella Maxwell and Martha Hunt. Lais Ribeiro stunned in this year’s $2 million Fantasy Bra, adorned in gold leaves and sapphire.
Model Gigi Hadid, Bella’s sister, was reportedly also denied entry to China over a controversial Instagram video where she imitated a Buddha by squinting her eyes.
The “sexiest night on television” gives Victoria’s Secret the chance to display its latest looks for the season.