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Victoria’s Secret X Balmain Collab: Your Favorite Fashion Show Just Got Really Interesting

Victoria’s Secret X Balmain Collab: Your Favorite Fashion Show Just Got Really Interesting

By Sunny Balkin

In about a month, girls across the world will be giving the same excuse as to why they can’t go out. Dishes will be left unwashed and homework will be forgotten, and it’s all for one reason: the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On Nov. 28, women everywhere will gather up their girlfriend and crowd the TV, drooling over our favorite VS models on that runway.

And if lacey push-up bras and crazy wings aren’t enough, Victoria’s Secret announced that the Victoria’s Secret Shanghai show is not only the first ever to be held in Asia, but also the first to feature a collaboration with a huge brand. This year, Victoria’s Secret is partnering with none other than iconic French designer Olivier Rousteing of Balmain.

Model Lily Donaldson walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory

So what can we expect from this dynamic duo? While the VSxBalmain collab is super secretive, we’re imagining what some of the styles from Balmain’s recent fall RTW collection will look like on the sexy VS Angels. The line was all about bustiers, fringe, and classy fishnets, and we can’t help but hope that we’ll see even more of that on that Victoria’s Secret runway come November.

And with the show only a month away, we’re dying to know what Rousteing has in store for the revered Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra and more importantly, who will get to wear it (and if Rousteing even has a say). Almost every single model slated for the show has walked a Balmain runway at some point. Plus, Angels like Elsa Hosk and Lais Ribeiro, not to mention queen Karlie Kloss, who have consistently worked with Rousteing since 2014, are set to return to the runway this year. Even though much of this collaboration has been sworn to secrecy, maybe Balmain has been leaving a trail of bead-covered hints for us to follow to Shanghai. 

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