Where would we be without the Angels fluttering their wings every year on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk? An impressive total of 39 wings were made for this year’s show for the 47 models who walked the runway for the first time out of the US straight in UK’s London Earl Court.
As we’ve been accustomed with, the show itself is composed of several stages or themes. Tonight it was no different as it’s easy to see how the different settings and decors were reflected in the models outfits. Gilded Angels with golden wings, Exotic Traveler with fabulous extravagant wings, Dream Girl with boudoir wings, Fairy Tale with diaphanous wings, University of Pink with playful getups and Angel Ball with dramatic black wings. There was a bit of everything to every taste and the girls looked like having fun. As always.
Newlywed Behati Prinsloo was the one who opened the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year. With a beautiful pair of Golden Wings, Behati looked radiant and stunning. (She married Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine in July this year, being the one who managed to steady up Adam’s fast pace of seducing pretty much all Victoria’s Secret Angels before he started dating Behati).
Another particularity of this year’s show (besides its London location) was the Fantasy Bra. Two Fantasy Bras were crafted this year for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! Last year, Candice Swanepoel was the Fantasy Bra girl, this time Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio wore two different bras, one in blue and the other in red, walking down the runway with matching capes, like Victoria’s Secret Super-Angel-Heroes!
See also: Miranda Kerr’s Fantasy Bra!
Each of the Fantasy Bras showcased this year was paved in $2Million worth of stones and precious materials. Two years ago, Alessandra wore a $2.5 Million Fantasy Bra while Adriana Lima wore the Bombshell Fantasy Bra in 2010 worth also $2Million and the Black Diamond Fantasy Bra in 2008, worth $5 Million.
Wearing the Fantasy Bra, however, was not the only thing the two models did that night: they also wore their respective wings during the Angels Ball segment, all drama-full and seductive.
Candice wore three different sets of wings for this show, smiling bright for each set – hard to tell which was her favorite pair! The same goes for Doutzen Kroes who gave birth 5 months ago and she’s glowing on the runway, wearing lingerie and looking all happy and perfect! Truly an inspiration for every mother out there!
Speaking of which – Lily Aldridge, who is also a mother to a gorgeous 2-year-old little girl, proudly strutted down the VS runway with 3 impressive, really special pairs of wings. If the boudoir puffy wings seem too much to handle, there’s always a bit of Maleficent inspiration in the golden spikes wrapped around Lily’s beautiful silhouette!
Karlie Kloss was clearly happy to join her Best Friend – Taylor Swift – on stage. Karlie wore three sets of wings of which the Golden wings were the most impressive and the most expensive set of such props made for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (by designer Seran).
Alongside Karlie’s golden wrapped up wings, Lily Donaldson’s Iris Wings and Jourdan Dunn’s Fairy wings were among the most beautiful accessories worn by the Angels at this year’s fashion show. The 8 hours of preparations prior the actual catwalk entering of the models really paid off, as always.
An impressive beautifying army of almost 60 people: 25 hair stylist, 25 makeup artists and 9 nails technicians worked hard from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon to get everything ready for the annual Victoria’s Secret show which was taped December 4th in London and will be broadcast December 9th on CBS. (images getty)