Exclusive: Behati Prinsloo Takes Over the Who What Wear Office
We know Behati Prinsloo is a pro on the runway—tune into this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing tonight on CBS at 10/9c for proof—but could the model cut it as a Who What Wear editor? We put Prinsloo to the test, and with an arsenal of chic outfits at her disposal, had her tackle everything from testing the latest beauty products to playing the boss. Naturally, she passed with flying colors.
If you could switch jobs with anyone in the fashion industry for a day, who would it be and why?
The first person that comes to mind is Anna Wintour. I would love to see what goes on in there.
Credits: DKNY Blush Wool Oversized Long Sleeve Open Front Coat ($895); Thakoon top; Coach Wool Skirt ($295); Lana Jewelry Mega Blake Necklace ($1100); Anita Ko Diamond Infinity Ring ($5775) in Yellow Gold; Chloe Small Cate Leather Satchel ($1560) in Rope Beige; Bionda Castana Phoebe Pumps ($1140).
What did you enjoy most about spending the day at the WWW offices?
Everyone is so sweet, and I heard about your holiday party, which makes me really happy. I used to go to the old office, so it’s nice to see the new office. It was so easy.
Credits: Oliver Peoples Scheyer Eyeglasses ($300) in Black; Christian Siriano Silk Front Draped Long Sleeve Dress ($1395); Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz Small Crystal Chandelier Earrings ($120); Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch ($56,500) in 18k White Gold, Diamonds, and Sapphire; Giuseppe Zanotti Silver Pointy Pumps with Gold Accent ($710).
What’s the best part about being a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
Definitely getting that family. I’ve been with them for seven years. It’s really nice to see the same people all the time, and we go to the most beautiful and wonderful locations all over the world. I’m shooting with some of my best friends, so I am really just lucky.
Credits: Rag and Bone Alpine Jacket ($655) in Silver; Alice and Olivia Klynn Crewneck Sleeveless Top ($178) in Sunset; Issa Wool Crepe Blend Skirt ($450) in Raspberry Milkshake; Anita Ko Single Arrow Earring ($1700) in Rose Gold, Petal Earrings ($3375) in Yellow Gold, Six-Sided Spike Bracelet with One Diamond Spike ($6100) in Rose Gold, and Oval Diamond Cuff with Spikes ($16800) in Rose Gold; Sabine G Ring in 18K Gold with Emeralds, Blue and Pink Sapphires ($3091) and Ring in 18K Gold with Diamonds, Emeralds and Pink Sapphires ($3445); Azlee Lone Burst Open Ring ($506) and Reina Full Diamond Ring ($840) in Yellow Gold; Manolo Blahnik Campari Pumps ($735, 212.582.3007) in Black Patent.
How do you get prepped for the show?
Probably like three weeks before the show I start training a lot more with my trainer Harley Pasternak. He was giving me tips for my diet with a lot of protein and vegetables, and making sure I do something active every day. When I was traveling, he would send me my workouts and what I needed to do every day, and he would be like “How many steps did you get?” It was fun, because I was in California two weeks before the show, and it’s such a great place to be healthy and exercise more. I got some facials, and tried to relax and not do too much, but I was working out every day. We have this tradition—it’s awesome, and it’s been going on for I think five years now—where we have a pizza party after the show, and I think we had 100 pizzas delivered this year. It’s just the girls and our friends, and we just eat so much pizza and go crazy.
Credits: Marc Jacobs Shawl Collar Tuxedo Jacket with Black Velvet Lapel and Pocket Detail ($2600, similar style); Marc Jacobs Velvet Camisole Dress ($1100); Wolford Individual 10 Back Seam Tights ($52) in Black; Lana Jewelry Vista Earrings ($695); Lana Jewelry Mega Blake Necklace ($1100); Manolo Blahnik Campari Pumps ($735, 212.582.3007) in Black Patent
What was your favorite look from this year’s show?
I opened this year’s show, and that was definitely the biggest honor and memory. The outfit I wore was all gold, I had these beautiful gold wings, a gold bodysuit, and gold high boots; it was amazing. It was like a Greek goddess, it was pretty cool.
Credits: Diesel Black Gold top and skirt; Alexander Wang shoes; Balenciaga cuff. On Emily: Bionda Castana Lama Pumps ($670).
Do you have any funny backstage stories you can share?
It’s pretty crazy backstage. I remember at one point I was sitting on Adriana’s lap, and she was giving me a pep talk about how to go down the runway when you are the first one because she’s done it so many times. I was looking around and it was such a surreal moment where we’re all in our robes. Everyone is changing, people are screaming and running around trying to find stuff, but it’s so much fun. We feel like we are at a sports event, like we’re all on the same team. It was really fun doing it this year in London and all flying over there together and really being together. It was special.
Credits: Preen by Thorton Bregazzi Lupita Dress ($1817); J Brand button-down shirt; Anita Ko Six-Sided Spike Bracelet with One Diamond Spike ($6100) in Rose Gold, Oval Diamond Cuff with Spikes ($16800) in Rose Gold, Arrow Dual Point Cuff ($4600), and Diamond Infinity Ring ($5775) in Yellow Gold Azlee Lone Burst Open Ring ($506); Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps ($965) in Pink Satin.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Stylist: Zoe Costello
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