It's the 15th Anniversary of the spectacular fashion event.
The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion show is almost upon us, and as this year marks the 15th Anniversary of the event, Elsa Hosk has been chosen to showcase a special look for the 'Crystal Anniversary' as part of the brand's partnership with Swarovski. Needless to say, it's a great honour for her.
Elsa Hosk at Revolve Awards
The Victoria's Secret Angel will debut a gorgeous fire-inspired look featuring a red lingerie set, feathered sandals and weighty phoenix-esque wings encrusted with thousands of Swarovski stones attached to beautifully colourful long sleeves.
'I'm SO excited to share I'll be wearing the most amazing Swarovski outfit in the Victoria's Secret fashion show this year!!!' Elsa wrote on Instagram. 'It's pure fire and I can't wait to take these wings down the [Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017] runway. Shanghai are you ready?'
The Swedish model, who celebrated her 29th birthday last week, has been part of the Victoria's Secret family since 2011 and was announced as one of the official Angels in 2015. She has completed six runway shows altogether, and even opened the VS Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in 2016.
'This year's Swarovski outfit is probably our most spectacular', VS Executive Vice President Monica Mitro told WWD. 'The outfit has an incredible wing that is completely covered in brilliant multicolored stones. It is one of the heaviest wings we have ever made.'
Created by Parisian couturier Serkan Cura, the piece has been created using over 275,000 crystals, with the wings weighing a hefty 14 pounds. It's quite a remarkable piece that's totally unique compared to past runway sets.
'The Swarovski anniversary look will be a major standout. It is an explosion of color', Mitro continued. 'The model that wears the Swarovski look needs to have a lot of confidence. The outfit always gets a lot of attention and they are usually quite heavy because of the amount of crystals used. It's not an outfit for the shy and timid.'
Not one to be intimated by such a challenge, for Elsa this is a dream come true. 'When I found out I was wearing the Swarovski look I was so excited as I've always wanted to wear it. I can't wait to walk down the runway in it', she said. 'The construction of the outfit makes you feel out of this world. like wearing an armor of crystals... The wings are my favorite part; they are a masterpiece, like an exotic superhero bug!'
The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashioin Show will air on November 28th 2017.