Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017: Everything you need to know
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

From Angels to Fantasy Bras, musical performers and other behind-the-scenes secrets, here's the lowdown on the hottest night in fashion – by the numbers
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Fashion's biggest and most-anticipated event of the year is upon us yet again – and with over 800 million viewers estimated to tune in on 28 November, there's no doubt the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 is going to be major

55 models; 20 countries; 38 pairs of Angels' wings and countless of other behind-the-scenes secrets: here's what you can expect from this year's lingerie extravaganza – by the numbers.

1995: The year Victoria's Secret's very first fashion show was privately staged at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

 

55: Number of VS models from 20 different countries at this year's show, spanning from New Zealand to Tanzania.

 

88: Runway looks. This year's show was categorised into six themed segments: Punk Angel, Goddesses, Millennial Nation, Winter's Tale, Porcelain Angel, and Nomadic Angels. 

 

7:  Number of Chinese models who walked this year's runway – the largest in VS history. The lineup includes veteran Liu Wen (from Yongzhou), Ming Xi (from Shanghai), Sui He (from Wenzhou), Xin Xie (from Guangzhou), Estelle Chen (from Paris, France), One Wang (from Hubei), and Xiao Wen (from Shaanxi).

143 million: The number of Instagram followers the Angels have combined

The most followed Angels on Instagram:

 

1. Candice Swanepoel, 11.5 million

2. Adriana Lima, 11.4 million

3. Taylor Hill, 9.3 million

4. Alessandra Ambrosio, 8.8 million

5. Sara Sampaio, 6 million

32: Total number of makeup artists, led by celeb artist Tom Pecheux. He also worked with the Angels at last year's Victoria's Secret show in Paris.

 

Over 520: Victoria's Secret lip products used – including the Velvet Matte Cream Lip Stain in Perfection (dusty rose) and Love (pink mauve) – to create the Angels' natural pouts.

 

27: Total number of hair stylists, led by Anthony Turner

 

11: Number of manicurists

 

75: Bottles of Le Chat nail polish used in the shades Pisco Sour and Pink Ribbon.

 

70: Bottles of Victoria's Secret Love Fragrance Lotion used for sexy, soft skin.

FANTASY BRA

 

$2 million: The cost of this year's Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra. Designed by Swiss/Emirati luxury jeweller Mouawad, this year's Fantasy Bra was worn by Lais Ribero during the Goddess segment of the show.

 

6,000: The number of precious gems – including diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz – adorning the bra.

 

$15 million: The most expensive Fantasy Bra ever created. Worn by Gisele Bündchen in 2000, the Red Hot Fantasy Bra featured over 1,300 gemstones including 300 carats of Thai rubies.

5: Number of musical performers

On the roster of muscial guests: former One Direction-er Harry Styles, Grammy-winning soul crooner Miguel, jazz artist Leslie Odom Jr. (of Hamilton fame) and Chinese artists Jane Zhang and Yundi Li.

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