Only a few hours left until the 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion Show airs across the globe! While we’ve rounded up our favorite looks from the show here, here and here, we still can’t quite get enough of the Angels.
For our last hurrah, we’re giving you a glimpse of the Angels at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show After Party in Shanghai.
A fair warning: there were a lot of glitter and black dresses. We’re guessing all those colors on the runway took their toll on the VS beauties.
1. Alessandra Ambrosio in Gianvito Rossi and Versace
Alessandra Ambrosio wraps up her last show after 17 years as an Angel.
It’s been 17 years ago since Alessandra Ambrosio made her runway debut, and the model is finally hanging up her angel wings for good. The 36-year-old stunner made an official Instagram announcement after wrapping up her last Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai.
Despite the unfortunate news, Alessandra had nothing but smiles for her adoring fans. Alessandra — who has forever cemented her place in the Angel hall of fame — will be focusing all her time and effort on her beautiful children, Noah and Anja, as well as on her husband Jamie Mazur.
Alessandra allowed her beautiful daughter Anja to walk the pink carpet with her
2. Adriana Lima in Mugler
Adriana Lima celebrates being an Angel since 1999.
If there’s any comfort to Alessandra’s departure, it’s the fact that her Angel batch mate Adriana Lima isn’t going anywhere just yet. Even though Adriana debuted as an Angel a year before Alessandra, Adriana is staying onboard to represent the VS legends for the foreseeable future.
Adriana echoed her Brazilian bestie’s sequin dress with a Mugler Resort 2018 dress. The model added a touch of sophistication by pulling her hair back into a classic ponytail and wearing a pair of patent pumps.
Adriana changes into a black-and-white sequin Mugler dress.
3. Bella Hadid in Alexandre Vauthier and Gianvito Rossi
Bella Hadid is all-smiles after receiving her first pair of Angel wings.
If there’s any hope for Victoria’s Secret future, it would be in the Hadid sisters. Even though Gigi dropped out of the fashion show at the last minute, younger sister Bella Hadid stayed firmly on to raise the Hadid flag.
This year was the first year Bella received a pair of Angel wings.
Bella turned heads in a red Alexandre Vauthier dress and a pair of Gianvito Rossi “Manhattan” sandals in black patent leather.
Bella complements her dark locks with a pair of Gianvito Rossi “Manhattan” sandals in black patent.
Bella shows off her slim physique in a red Alexandre Vauthier gown.
4. Candice Swanepoel in Aadnevik and DSquared2
Veteran Angel Candice Swanepoel makes her return to the runway.
Victoria’s Secret veteran Candice Swanepoel returned to celebrate her tenth year on the runway. Even though the model sat out last year after giving birth to her son Anacan, the South African beauty expressed her enthusiasm to be back.
Candice said being a mother has not affected her perspective on being a VS model. While she admittedly has less time now, the 29-year-old will not be hanging up her wings any time soon.
The Angel wore an interesting LBD from the Aadnevik Spring 2018 collection. Candice finished the look with a glitter clutch and a pair of DSquared2 “RiRi” sandals.
Candice added lines to her look with a pair of DSquared2 “RiRi” sandals.
The new mom showed off her post-baby body in an Aadnevik Spring 2018 piece.
5. Karlie Kloss in RtA and Christian Louboutin
Karlie Kloss rejoins the Victoria’s Secret roster after a three-year hiatus.
Angel Karlie Kloss also made a runway return after three years on hiatus. While she did not bear children within the said time frame, the model did give birth to her baby “Kode with Klossy,” which landed her on Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30.
“Kode with Klossy” is Karlie’s project that gives women the confidence and opportunities to study coding and software development — an industry sorely lacking in female talent.
The Angel arrived at the after party in a black sequin RtA “Edie” dress, which she accessorized with a Tyler Ellis “Lee” pouchet and Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps.
The Angel rejoined the lineup in a black RtA “Eddie” dress and Christian Louboutin “So Kate” pumps.
6. Lily Aldridge in Alexandre Vauthier and Giuseppe Zanotti
Lily Aldridge goes classic in all-black after a colorful show.
Lily Aldridge may not be one of the veteran Angles — yet — but she has the strongest support system within the group. After Alessandra posted a photo of their runway strut together, Lily showed a video of Romee Strijd and Taylor Hill cheering on as the 32-year-old took the stage for Winter’s Tale.
Did we mention she’s one of Taylor Swift’s best friends?
The model arrived at the after party in a gown from Alexandre Vauthier’s Spring 2017 collection. A pair of Giuseppe Zanotti “Calliope” sandals and the Bvlgari “Serpenti” 18k diamond snake head cuff bracelet finished her look.
The Giuseppe Zanotti “Calliope” sandals complemented Lily’s dress.
Lily went glamorous in a velvet and crystal dress from Alexandre Vauthier’s Spring 2017 collection.
7. Martha Hunt in Priscavera and Stuart Weitzman
Martha picks out a white look in a sea of LBDs.
Victoria’s Secret sweetheart Martha Hunt may be an Angel rookie, having only had her first taste of the runway in 2013, but the model said each year feels like her “first time all over again.” The 28-year-old took to Instagram to share a photo of her in a VS x Balmain outfit, thanking her fans for all their support.
Martha wrapped up her evening in a white Priscavera Spring 2018 short dress paired with the Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals.
The model turned to the classic Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals to complete her look.
Martha kept things to a minimum in a Priscavera Spring 2018 dress.
8. Romee Strijd in Raisa & Vanessa
Romee Strijd brought sparkles to the pink carpet.
Victoria’s Secret newcomer Romee Strijd may have earned her wings just two shows ago, but the model is already amassing an impressive following.
The Candice Swanepoel lookalike stunned in a crystal-embellished Raisa & Vanessa dress from the Spring 2018 collection. A pair of unexpected nude pumps toned down her look.
The Candice Swanepoel lookalike muted her Raissa & Vanessa dress with a pair of nude pumps.
9. Sara Sampaio in Naeem Khan and Giuseppe Zanotti
The Portuguese beauty walked the VS runway for the fifth time.
The 26-year-old Sara Sampaio may have grown into her wings slowly, earning a pair on her third year on the Victoria’s Secret fashion show roster, but the model is proving to be a worthy addition to the family.
Sara posted a throwback to her first modeling competition 10 years ago, marveling at how that monumental moment brought her to where she is today.
The model celebrated being an Angel in a barely-there dress from Naeem Khan Spring 2018. A pair of Messika earrings and Giuseppe Zanotti “Harmony” sandals finished her ensemble.
Sara wears a barely-there Naeem Khan Spring 2018 look.
10. Stella Maxwell in Georges Hobeika and Giuseppe Zanotti
Stella Maxwell goes for Hollywood glamour in a sparkly look.
British model Stella Maxwell, just one of the newly winged Angels in 2015, also rejoined the runway this year. The model walked for the Victoria’s Secret x Balmain and “Porcelain Angel” sections.
Stella and her BFF Angel Elsa Hosk took some impromptu lingerie pictures on the runway before the show kicked off. The two have showed off their close relationship on social media off season.
The model wore a sparkly dress from Georges Hobeika’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection, accentuating it with a pair of glitter Giuseppe Zanotti “Harmony” sandals.
A pair of Giuseppe Zanotti “Harmony” sandals complemented her dress.
The asymmetrical Georges Hobeika’s Fall Winter 2017 dress fit Stella beautifully.
11. Taylor Hill in Fabiana Milazzo and Nicholas Kirkwood
Taylor Hill still holds title of the youngest Angel on the runway.
Taylor Hill is only 21-years-old, making her the youngest Angel on the VS roster. And, not only that, she received her wings two years ago. Staying true to her age, the model’s youthfulness proved to be a great addition to the energy backstage, easing some of the tension from her fellow Angels.
The adorable Taylor shared photos of herself touring Shanghai after wrapping up the show.
Taylor slayed the after party in a sparkly Fabiana Milazzo dress from the “Dreams” collection. A Tyler Ellis clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood sandals complemented her glitter dress.
The young Angel stunned in a sparkly Fabiana Milazzo dress from the “Dreams” collection.