Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018: The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is sure to turn heads when it airs sunday night. The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on December 2 on ABC at 10 p.m. ET.
But fear not, cord cutters! You, too, can ogle the beautiful women walking the Victoria’s Secret runway. The fashion show will also be available online on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones via CBS All Access. The service normally costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year (for a plan with limited commercials) or $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year (for commercial-free on-demand viewing). But CBS is offering one month free with the promo code LETSGO through December 4. A CBS spokesperson told Newsweek that the promotion can be used by both new customers and those whose subscriptions have previously expired.
This year’s show was filmed on November 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The lineup of Angels includes Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, Karlie Kloss, Roosmarijn de Kok and Sui He. The musical guests on the roster include Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang, Leslie Odom Jr. and Yundi Li.
Notably missing from the show were Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid, who were both originally scheduled to appear in Shanghai. Perry was reportedly denied a visa to China, while Hadid announced a change in plans on Twitter. In Hadid’s case, many speculated that she was unwelcome due to a video posted online earlier this year in which she appeared to be mocking Asian features.
After the show in Shanghai, Victoria’s Secret drew criticism from some quarters for cultural appropriation, with “a flurry of looks that seemed as though they had been inspired by tribal and Native American dress,” particularly in a segment titled “Nomadic Adventure,” Teen Vogue wrote. One Twitter user said that “apparently the theme of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year was cultural appropriation.” It’s not the first time the brand has raised concern over similar issues.
And if you’re itching for more content as an appetizer—or dessert—to the fashion show, there are also several episodes of the “Road to the Runway” series, which the brand posted to YouTube and its website over the last several weeks. Each one focuses on a particular aspect of the process, from castings to location to fittings and the countdown to the event in Shanghai.