Tuesday 23 January 2018

Izabel Goulart stuns at Venice Film Festival after being 'cut from Victoria's Secret Fashion Show'

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses for photographers as she arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses for photographers as she arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses for photographers as she arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses for photographers as she arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses for photographers as she arrives at the Excelsior Hotel during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
Izabel Goulart is seen during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/GC Images,)
Izabel Goulart on the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Model Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre on November 16, 2006 in Hollywood, California. The show will be broadcast December 5, 2006 on CBS. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Model Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Izabel Goulart has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Izabel Goulart walks the runway at the 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show
Model Izabel Goulart from Brazil walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Brazilian model Izabel Goulart blows a kiss to photographers as she arrives for the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, at Venice Lido, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
Izabel Goulart is seen during the 74th Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/GC Images,)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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Brazilian supermodel Izabel Goulart (32) showed no sign of despair at reportedly being cut from this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show as she sauntered around Venice for the city's annual film festival.

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Brazilian model Izabel Goulart arrives for the opening ceremony of the 74th Venice Film Festival and the premiere of the movie "Downsizing", on August 30, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

Izabel, who has worked with the brand for 11 years, is not an official Angel and is still required to audition for the annual show, which is taking place in Shanghai this year. Goulart has been a staple since 2006 alongside Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio (both 36), who are both expected to retire after the 2017 show.

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Model Izabel Goulart walks the runway during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

But the Brazilian bombshell looked completely at ease as she arrived in Venice and on Wednesday night, in a glittering gown by Alberta Ferretti at the premiere of Downsizing. She is among a number of those affected by this year's cull as the brand is attempting to inject fresh life into the presentation. In recent years, the show has moved from New York to London, Paris and now Shanghai and it was recently criticised for featuring 'social media supermodels' Gigi and Bella Hadid.

VS regulars Shanina Shaik and Bridget Malcolm also won't be appearing, while Kendall Jenner, who walked in 2015 and 2016, won't be appearing due to conflicts with her lucrative contract with lingerie rival La Perla.

And it's a return of some familiar faces - Karlie Kloss confirmed she will be returning to the runway two years after hanging up her wings. Her big reveal isn't that much of a surprise though as the blonde beauty was spotted leaving the brand's headquarters in New York last Friday, triggering rumours of an appearance in this year's catwalk extravaganza.

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Brazilian model Izabel Goulart blows a kiss to photographers as she arrives for the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, at Venice Lido, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)

Hailey Baldwin, a model best known for dating Justin Bieber and some work for Tommy Hilfiger, was invited to the casting but also didn't make the cut. This year's new crop of faces includes Roosmarijn de Kok , Amilna Estevao and Georgia Fowler.

But one Angel whose wings are safe are those of Irish supermodel Stella Maxwell, who was pictured looking runway ready after her fitting outside Victoria's Secret's New York offices on Monday, indicating exactly who had landed a coveted pair of wings.

The 27-year-old, was unveiled as an official 'Angel' in 2015, and has become one of the brand's most bankable names since, namely because of her stunning good looks and Hollywood romances which keep her in the headlines.

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