It was very noticeable that Jenner was left out of the casting for the 2017 Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai, China. While the other models casted, which include Jenner’s friends Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Karlie Kloss, have taken to social media to show off their excitement for this year’s show, Jenner posted ad campaigns from another lingerie company, La Perla, which is probably the reason she won’t be donning any angel wings this year.
According to Glamour, Jenner’s contract with La Perla, a rival to VS, prevents her from walking in the show, and apparently she didn’t even audition because of it. Yet, neither Victoria’s Secret nor Jenner officially confirmed that the model will be sitting out of the show, so maybe she will make a surprise cameo?
Regardless, Jenner became an ambassador for La Perla last fall, closing it’s inaugural New York Fashion Week show in February, and wore the now iconic barely-there gown from the La Perla collection to the 2017 Met Gala. Also, as an ambassador, Jenner is obligated to appear in the brand’s runway shows and ad campaigns. This means traveling to China to be an angel would be a huge conflict of interests, and could result in her losing what is probably a lucrative deal with La Perla.
So while fans may be upset they won’t see Jenner strutting up and down the runway, the VS Fashion Show will still be a spectacular show, and it’s more diverse show yet, according to Teen Vogue.
There’s always next year’s show, Kendall!