[10/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Featuring Top Models Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima, to Be Broadcast DeC. 6 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]


The Special Will Mark The Final "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" For Tyra Banks And The First Post-Pregnancy Runway Appearance For Heidi Klum

The Next Generation of Victoria's Secret "Angels" Will Make Their Fashion Show Debut

THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, featuring some of the world's leading supermodels, including Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima, will be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will mark the final "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" appearance for Tyra Banks and the first post-pregnancy runway appearance for Heidi Klum.

The fashion show will also introduce the next generation of Victoria's Secret "Angels," including new modeling sensations Selita Ebanks and Izabel Goulart, who will be making their fashion show debut.

This year's fashion spectacular features a runway presentation infused with a holiday theme. The special will also include musical performances, red carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show. The special will be taped prior to the broadcast at New York City's Lexington Avenue Armory.

Tyra Banks is creator, executive producer and judge of UPN's hit dramality series AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. She is also the founder of Bankable Productions. Banks began her modeling career in Europe and has evolved into a groundbreaking, international fashion icon. Over the course of her career, Banks became the first African-American model to grace the covers of both GQ and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, as well as the Victoria's Secret catalog. Banks began her television career as an actress with a recurring role in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." In addition, she secured a deal with "The Oprah Winfrey Show," appearing in a series of shows with Oprah over two seasons. Banks can currently be seen in her new television talk show "The Tyra Banks Show." Her film credits include "Higher Learning" and "Coyote Ugly."

Gisele Bundchen has appeared on more U.S. and global magazine covers than practically any model in history, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, Elle, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Forbes, among many others. Vogue named her "Model of the Millennium." After winning the prestigious VH1/Vogue Model of the Year award in 1999, Gisele went on to co-host the ceremony in 2000. Gisele has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including nine seasons for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Bulgari and Polo Jeans. She has also served as the spokesperson and campaign model for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Heidi Klum has been featured in many top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, W, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, Esquire, GQ, Self and Fitness. She has appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and has been chosen to wear the Victoria's Secret holiday jeweled "Fantasy Bra" for a record three times. Heidi hosts and executive produces the Emmy-nominated Bravo series "Project Runway." Her other television credits include guest roles on the series "CSI: Miami," on the Network, "Sex and the City," "Malcolm in the Middle" and "The Larry Sanders Show." Her film credits include "Ella Enchanted" and the cable movie "The Life & Death of Peter Sellers." She has hosted specials for MTV and the Discovery Channel, and co-hosted "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," also on CBS.

Adriana Lima, one of the most successful models in the fashion world today, got her start after winning a local modeling contest in 1996. She shot to stardom with appearances in Vogue (American, Italian & UK), I-D, Marie Claire and every other major international magazine, and received a major contract from Maybelline. Lima has been photographed by some of the most notable photographers at the highest end of fashion, including Glen Luchford for Harper's Bazaar, Gilles Bensimon for the cover of American Elle, Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh and Ellen von Unwerth. Adriana has also had wide exposure in television, including commercials for Victoria's Secret, Maybelline, Telecom Italian Mobile and the noted Victoria's Secret commercial "Angels in Venice" with Bob Dylan. She also starred with Clive Owen in the highly acclaimed short film "The Hire" made for BMW by world-renowned film director Wong Kar-Wai.

Selita Ebanks was discovered at the age of 17 at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure by Women Model Management. A native New Yorker of Caymanian, Jamaican, Irish, Indian, and African heritage, she has worked with some of the world's most noted photographers, including Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Carter Smith and Mikael Jansson, and for some of the most quintessential American fashion campaigns, including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Levi's and Tommy Hilfiger.

Brazilian sensation Izabel Goulart is a new star in the modeling world and a new Victoria's Secret "Angel." She has already shot with top photographers like Terry Richardson, David Sims, Greg Kadel and Vincent Peters for such publications as French and Japanese Vogue, French Magazine and Numero Magazine.

Victoria's Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated supermodels and world-famous runway shows. A business of Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD), its more than 1000 Victoria's Secret Lingerie and Beauty stores, the catalogue and VictoriasSecret.com allow customers to shop the brand anywhere, anytime, from any place.

THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW is being produced by done and dusted. Edward G. Razek, Monica Mitro, Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton are the executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is the director. The Victoria's Secret fashion show event in New York City is being produced by Alexandre De Betak of Bureau Betak.

  [october 2005]  


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