Olivier Rousteing teases how the collection was made.
One of the most anticipated features of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the VS x Balmain collaboration. Though the lingerie brand and the French fashion house have previously teased what to expect on the runway in Shanghai this year, a new video gives an even closer look at the upcoming collab.
The clip shows Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, in his Parisian design studio, testing out a look from the collection on model Cindy Bruna back in June. (She first walked for VS in 2013.)
Although her full ensemble isn’t revealed head-to-toe, the footage gives away the signature Balmain design elements included in her look: black leather, studs, statement-making shoulders and a sexy silhouette. Just take a look at this first outfit, featuring what looks like a beaded and sequined oversized jacket, fishnet tights and over-the-knee boots:
Then there’s Bruna’s spiked-up leather look up close:
Check out that fun pink leather:
And Cindy’s dangerously spiked choker:
This top comes with an open fringed back, with tassels covered in chains, crystals, beads and even more studs:
And here are the boots up close:
“We need to give to the public, which is a really incredible crowd, what they expect and even more, surprising them,” Roustein says in the video. “So I think we worked all together to make sure that it’s going to be a big shock. They’re gonna be like, ‘Oh wow, Balmain and Victoria’s Secret together? It’s like magic.'”
The French label will be designing custom looks for the VS catwalk in Shanghai and collaborating with the lingerie brand for an in-store collection, available November 29. This will mark the first time VS has joined forces with a high fashion label for runway and retail.
The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on November 28th at 10 p.m.