There’s always that one night a year that brings more guys together than any football game ever could. It’s not hard to guess what this very special event could be, being that it involves both super models, and lingerie. Yep, that’s right, it’s The Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
This year’s show took place Wednesday November 7th at Lexington Armory in New York. Whether it’s because we have girl crushes on them, or we simply stare at them in envy, there’s no denying that the angels of Victoria’s Secret look unworldly beautiful.
I was actually surprised when I read that Ed Razek, Victoria Secret’s Chief Marketing Officer, said that the advertisers target audience is women ages 18 to 34. It seems as if though they’re targeting younger and younger audiences with their Pink collection, but that’s just my opinion.
The Victoria Secret Show has changed vastly over the years. The budgets for the first show in 1995 was $120,000 compared to last year’s whopping $12 million dollars and 10.3 million viewers. Aside from the ridiculously gorgeous models, thrown into the mix was some Adam Levine sexy goodness and any woman with a set of eyes made sure to tune into the show.
Each year, there are different themes that the lingerie adheres to, with various accessories to accompany them. This year, there were six themes: “Circus”, “Calendar Girls”, “Angels in Bloom”, “Pink Is Us”, “Dangerous Liaisons, and “Silver Screen Angels”.
Eighteen makeup artists, seven manicurists, and twenty-two hair stylists were required to turn the supermodels into angels.
Most of the bras were literally pieces of art. The most expensive bra of the night was the Fantasy Bra that Alessandra Ambrosio wore. It was covered in crystallized flowers which were created from over 5,200 stones and worth $2.5 million dollars.
Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and Rhianna all performed for the one-hour special. The event will be televised December 4 on CBS so boys and girls, prepare to drool.
– Lauren Levine