Another reason to hug your treadmill!
Eye-watering moments, outlandish costumes and a house full of women (who we wish existed in our lives)- the Victoria’s Secret 2016 show pulled off primping glamour. Besides the usual highlights that have your social media flooded, here are 7 things that happened on the VS catwalk for the FIRST TIME EVER.
Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid finally got ‘wings’.
We miss you Cara! 2016’s power-trio consisted of the Hadid sisters and model Jenner, flaunting their angel wings for the first time ever. Considering it was their first, they yet looked at ease with the multiple outfits changes that followed suit.
An awkward moment with an ex, courtesy Bella Hadid and The Weeknd.
Of course it was weird and just unfortunately happened on a runway. Whether you call them on/off or former flames, Bella Hadid and Abel Tesfaye shared some weird moments on the runway. However, it was quite evident that he was singing for the supermodel as she strutted past him- we saw him look at her and break into a jiggy!
Lady Gaga walked, performed and wowed (just as usual).
Flaunting a freshly-bleached hair-do, the ‘Million Reasons’ artist gave a stellar performance while the world’s biggest supermodels brought the house down with expensive underwear. Grooving rhythmically to the beats, she concluded her performance with a kiss to Hadid’s mother, Yolanda Hadid.
Angels replaced salads with burgers post the show.
Angels are junkies too, just like you. Round 1, round 2 and round 3 of carbs- Kendall, Gigi and Bella took over Paris with a burger-run at a nearby restaurant. Talk about post-show realness! Do you know what followed? Macaroni and cheese.
Paris turned host.
The Grand Palais, a magnificent glass-construct AKA the home of Chanel’s fashion shows was the lingerie brand’s muse this year. Ever seen exquisite underwear in an exquisite location? Now that’s exquisite.
Four pages of credits to the production, designers, costumiers, atelier workers and hand embroiderers.
A night of glamour is a year of footslog! And of course due credits are bound to happen. Since the VS Runway Show gets bigger and better with every year, 2016 witnessed a long list of credits (nearly four pages). Wonder if textbooks are on the cards for 2017?
American model, Jasmine Tookes wore a ‘Fantasy Bra’ for the first time ever.
A creation by jeweller Eddie Borgo, the ‘Fantasy Bra’ utilised 9000 precious stones, 700 hours of toil and 450 carats of exquisite weight this time around. After the ‘Red Hot Fantasy Bra’ worn by Gisele Bündchen in the year 2000 (priced at £12 million), Tookes’ £2.4 million version is one of the most expensive ones ever showcased on the VS runway.
Another year, another spectacular show. Surprised?
Dailymail UK, Telegraph UK, NY Times, Forbes.com