Edward Razek, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel announce the exciting news [Getty]
Oh-ma-gawd, news has just arrived that one of our favourite fashion moments of the year is coming to the UK. Take a deep breath… London's is hosting the Victoria's Secret show!
The annual event is usually held in New York, but in 2014, the glitzy shebang will take place at our very own Earls Court. Yes! VS Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel announced the news this morning alongside Chief Marketing Officer Edward Razek at a special event held at the brand's New Bond Street store - and naturally, Grazia Daily was there to document the momentous occasion.
'It’s so exciting to be here in London, as everybody knows, London is the centre of fashion in the world. And I could not think of a better place than here to hold the fashion show,' Adriana told the excited crowd. In the past we've seen the likes of Taylor Swift and Rihanna performing at the show, so will be a Brit pack this time round? Although the acts haven't been confirmed yet, Adriana is crossing her fingers for Elton John. 'I have a huge crush!' Who knew?! Meanwhile, Candice revealed she'd love to see Prince Harry there. 'He can have a front row seat!' Something tells us he'd be up for that...
[Getty - Adriana Lima]
What's more, Cara Delevingne is set to return to the VS catwalk this year and will be in her element on her home turf. 'I’ll let you in on a secret,' said Edward. 'I told Cara a week ago that we were coming to do this and I told her to save the date. She was excited about it.' Us too! In fact, the undies brand has wanted to hold a show here since 1998. So why has taken so long?
'We started opening stores in London, including the one we’re all in today,' says the Chief Marketing Officer. 'So there was enough critical mass and we found a good location... it just kind of all came together this year. And candidly when we came to London in 1998, no one knew who we were.'
[The Brit Invasion at the Victoria's Secret Show 2013]
You'll remember Victoria's Secret revealed their love for the UK at their show last year. The event had a whole 'Brit Invasion' section featuring red, white and blue costumes, Taylor Swift performing in a Union Jack dress and Adriana Lima with a cockney makeover. We can expect even more Britishness this time round.
The underwear giant's first fashion show was held in New York in 1995. The event has only been held outside of the US once in 2000 when it was held at Cannes Film Festival to raise money for charity Cinema Against Aids. See the best of last year's show in the gallery below...