Swarovski, the world leader in cut crystal and fashion jewelry, is delighted to announce this year’s celebrated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show marks the thirteenth year of the inspirational partnership between Victoria’s Secret and the crystal maison. The dazzling catwalk extravaganza will air on December 8 at 10PM EST on the CBS Television Network.
Now celebrating its 120th year, the crystal maison has inspired creative talents from the worlds of fashion, jewelry, accessories, interior design and lighting with its brilliant crystal innovations. The crystal brand constantly seeks to push the boundaries of creativity whilst bringing the glamour of crystal to both designers and consumers alike. Since 2002, Swarovski has exclusively adorned costumes, shoes and jewelry with radiant crystal for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. This year this inspirational nexus joins lingerie with couture, as the world’s most beautiful models — known as Victoria’s Secret Angels — take to the runway in breathtakingly beautiful creations. For the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Swarovski will add sparkling glamour to what promises to be a gorgeous event. Runway looks from the various collection themes throughout the entire show, including Fireworks, Ice Angels, Exotic Butterflies and Portrait of an Angel, are embellished with crystal.
“We are delighted to partner with Swarovski on the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” notes Monica Mitro, Executive Vice President of Victoria’s Secret Brand Communications and Events. “Their crystals add an extraordinary radiance to our collection that can only be achieved by the Swarovski brand.”
Swarovski Executive Board Member Markus Langes-Swarovski remarks, “It is now thirteen years since our partnership with Victoria’s Secret first began. Each year brings a new opportunity to stretch the bounds of creativity and ingenuity, and give luminous glamour to the looks designed for the Victoria’s Secret Show. This year’s elaborate costumes are the result of meticulous craftsmanship, using crystal embellishment to light up the runway.”
This season Swarovski brings sparkle to the Ice Angels theme, recalling snowboarders with a touch of icy luxe. Bodysuits, shoes, and looks in this section are embellished with iconic edelweiss crystals; developed to commemorate Swarovski’s 120th anniversary and named after the most precious and rare flower of the Alps.
The Fireworks section of the show provides a sparkling finale for the show and features a custom look created exclusively for Swarovski, adorned with over 90,000 crystal beads, stones and pendants on a meticulously handcrafted 22-pound corset designed by Parisian couturier Serkan Cura. This year will be Cura’s third one crafting looks for the show, of which he worked on 21 looks for; more than in any past season, using just under 1 million Swarovski crystals. Worn by model Martha Hunt in her first year as an Angel, this bespoke corset dazzles with crystal in myriad shades of golds, reds, emeralds, blues and patinas. Intricate red and yellow crystal beads in mini pave and marguerite shapes in vibrant reds and yellow adorn the fringe of the corset alongside brilliant fire opal crystals. The look also features spectacular Angel wings embellished with over 20,000 golden and iridescent crystals and 130 feet of LED lights made by Killer. The battery pack charged wings weigh nineteen pounds with approximately 1,200 lights lining the wing’s silhouette. Red Atelier Swarovski cuffs and delicate cobalt blue heels with emerald Swarovski crystals complete the sparkling finale look.
Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection and Bombshell Luxe Fragrance
The luxurious Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection with Swarovski crystals is available globally at select Victoria’s Secret stores and on VictoriasSecret.com. The collection reflects timeless glamour and couture details that only Victoria’s Secret could create.
This Holiday season will see the launch of Bombshell Luxe — one of Victoria Secret’s best-selling fragrances in a limited edition bottle that boasts exquisite notes of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid. The radiant bottle is studded with crystals and topped off with a silver bow, retailing at $250 at select Victoria’s Secret stores starting December 4th and available online now on VictoriasSecret.com. This year, the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show will be aired on CBS at 10pm ET on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity.
Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now celebrating its 120th anniversary and run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,560 stores in around 170 countries, more than 25,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.33 billion euros in 2014. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2014, the Group generated revenue of about 3.05 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of founder Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to support creativity and culture, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources.
About Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its field with modern fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and body care, celebrated supermodels and world-famous runway shows. A business of Limited Brands (NYSE: LTD), its more than 1000 Victoria’s Secret Lingerie and Beauty stores, the catalogue and VictoriasSecret.com allow customers to shop the brand anywhere, anytime, from any place.