Behind the scenes at a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show fitting with Sara Sampaio

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes of the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year -- inside a VSFS fitting! Sara Sampaio wears a bright red ensemble, designed by artisan Serkan Cura, that features tartan, lace and of course, a stunning set of red wings.

"I'm loving the corset!" Sara told us during her fitting. Putting on the wings for the first time each year, she said, is surreal. "They put so much work into these beautiful wings and beautiful outfits, and when you put it on you all of a sudden -- well, I make a character for myself. Who I'm going to be on the runway."

Even though it's her sixth show, it's still a nerve-racking yet incredible experience. Sara walks in fashion shows all over the world during fashion month, but this one is different. "In this show, I just feel confident, powerful, sexy," she said. "I can be this version of myself that I don't get to be every day."

As for artisan Serkan Cura? Seeing his creations on the runway is just as surreal. 

"It was a dream," he said, referring to how he started working with Victoria's Secret years ago. Considered the feather man in Paris, his friend made the initial connection. "My friend connected me with Sophia Neophitou while I was doing an exhibition for my own haute couture collection in Paris, because he thought I could make her dreams come true."

Two months later, he had a meeting with the team -- and they asked him to work on the show. And the rest is history!

As for Sara's look this year? The work started all the way back in May. It's impossible to pinpoint how much work goes into the designs, because they're a constant work in progress. 

"I am constantly working on all of them, thinking about them and tweaking each one. Everything always comes together perfectly at the last minute." 

And last minute is right -- during the fitting we witnessed, just a few days before the show, the team decided these wings needed more sparkle. So Serkan's team added added thousands of Swarovski crystals in the lead up to the filming. And it worked: "When we did the last fitting," he said, "it was stronger and more powerful."

Watch the video above for more with Sara, and to see inside her fitting. And don't forget -- the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs December 2nd on ABC at 10pm.

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Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alexina Graham walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sara Sampaio walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Liu Wen walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lameka Fox walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Model Cindy Bruna walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Yasmin Wijnaldum walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Behati Prinsloo walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Shanina Shaik walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Herieth Paul walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Jourdana Phillips walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Palvin walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sofie Rovenstine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sui He walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Cindy Bruna walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sara Sampaio walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Fialho walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Bol walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
US model Bella Hadid walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Chey Maya walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Subah Koj walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Palvin walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sadie Newman walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Behati Prinsloo walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josie Canseco walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Myrthe Bolt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Maggie Laine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Maia Cotton walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelsey Merritt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Isilda Moreira walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Estelle Chen walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Zuri Tibby walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Willow Hand walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alannah Walton walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sofie Rovenstine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sui He walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Devon Windsor walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Duckie Thot walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Leomie Anderson walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Nadine Leopold walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Liu Wen walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Yasmin Wijnaldum walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alexina Graham performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alanna Arrington walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Frida Aasen walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Toni Garrn walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gizele Oliveira walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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