Shawn Mendes and Bebe Rehxa are two of top performers scheduled for the recently-announced 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The live runway show will take place this year in New York, New York on Nov. 8. The taped televised broadcast of the event, which will be called “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special,” will air Dec. 2 on ABC.
Mendes and Rexha will be joined by a star-studded cast which includes Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, Rita Ora and The Struts. The 2018 VSFS performers list is notably three artists larger this year. Last year’s show took place in Shanghai, China and the performance roster boasted five artists, including Harry Styles, who made his solo debut performance singing his fashion show-inspired track “Only Angel” from his self-titled debut solo album.
With the show returning to the U.S. and particularly New York, which is one of Victoria’s Secret’s flagship cities, having eight performers rock the stage will make the homecoming extravaganza even more special.
“The show is a year-long production, and 2018 promises to be our most ambitious yet,” said Victoria’s Secret executive producer Ed Razek in a press statement. “We have more musical guests, more fashion and more stories than ever; and, of course, 60 of the world’s top models.”
Like Styles, Shawn Mendes is supporting a self-titled album (which marks his third), when he takes the runway stage. The album dropped this past May and topped charts in multiple countries including the U.S. and Australia. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha is also promoting her debut album, Expectations, which was released almost a month later, last June.
Adam Levine’s wife and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo will return to the show this year after a three-year hiatus during which the couple welcomed the births of their two daughters. The rest of the 2018 VSFS Angels roster includes Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell and Taylor Hill. Globally renowned models Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters (Bella and Gigi) will also be walking the event.
Watch the "Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special" on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ABC.