This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featured a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Balmain, marking the first time the lingerie giant teamed up with a high-end designer for runway looks and a retail collection. In addition to crafting custom ensembles for the models, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing also helped the VS team create a shoppable range for consumers. Victoria’s Secret x Balmain is available in-store and online starting November 29 (the day after the fashion show airs on CBS).
The theme of the collaboration was simple: punk. The edgy-meets-sexy aesthetic was right up Balmain’s and VS’s alley. “We believe in the same kind of woman, a powerful lady, a strong and confident, sexy girl that knows what she wants,” Rousteing said of their collab. The result on the runway included ultra-studded leather jackets, laced-up over-the-knee boots, and all of the plaid, safety pins, spikes, and chains you thought possible.
The capsule was sported by veteran Angels and Victoria’s Secret rookies alike for today’s taping. Before you see the looks on TV next week, or scour for their shoppable counterparts online, take a look at how the collaboration came to life on the runway.