There is little else more than shimmering, sparkling crystals to make hearts go aflutter, and when paired with the world’s most beautiful and genetically gifted, something truly magical happens. That would be the Victoria’s Secret iconic custom-made Swarovski look, presented during the highly anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (which will take place in the glamorous city of love this year in Paris!). Hand-picked every year to walk the runway in the dazzling look, newly-minted Angel Josephine Skriver has just been announced as this year’s choice.
With close to half a million crystals, this insanely glamorous getup is as heavy as it is gorgeous: during a fitting in New York, the model shared with WWD: ““I’m just gonna wear this to the gym,” — each sleeve weighs approximately 5 kilos each (!). Adding even more eye catching sparkle, the outfit is complete with an additional 1,630 Swarovski crystals, which decorate Skriver’s thigh high boots. Designed by the ever-glamorous shoe maven Brian Atwood, it’s safe to say these will garner their fair share of attention, too.
WWD reports: “The runway show will be divvied up into six sections — “The Road Ahead,” “Dark Angel,” “Secret Angel,” “Pink Nation,” “Mountain Romance” and “Bright Night Angel” — each with varying glitz, although “Pink Nation” will focus on more casual, ath-leisure style, featuring looks designed in collaboration with Nicopanda’s Nicola Formichetti.
“‘Bright Night Angel’ is all about the party girl,” Mitro said of the show’s finale section. “She’s out for the night in Paris, she’s at the clubs, she has her most expensive sparkly things on.” (That’s the segment in which Skriver’s look, naturally, will appear.).
And when “asked what she would tell her younger self before her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — now, with a few years of experience under her belt — Skriver said: “Enjoy it. Take a breath. It goes so, so quick. It’s like Christmas Eve. You blink and it’s over. Take it all in and enjoy it. It’s the most fun day you’ve ever had.”
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