Behind the Scenes at Candice Swanepoel’s Victoria’s Secret Show Fitting

The 20th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is upon us, taking place tomorrow at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, and last week we got a sneak peek at what to expect when we visited Candice Swanepoel at one of her fittings. The veteran Angel—one of five who will walk alongside 10 newbies, including Elsa Hosk and Taylor Hill, and other top models, like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner—was a total pro as she tried on her look for the Boho/Psychedelic section in front of the collection’s creative director, Sophia Neophitou, and the rest of the VS team.

It was quite the process: Original jewelry selects were replaced with newer gems by Eddie Borgo while extra feathers and frills were added in all the right places. There was talk of sending the wings off to be made sturdier so that they wouldn’t jiggle as much when the model walked. This was not an outfit to be taken lightly, even if, from afar, it looked to be just that—light and airy. We spoke to Swanepoel about how she prepares for the show and what she’s most looking forward to this year.

Scroll down to see the pictures and find out what she had to say!