Victoria's Secret 2015

Rosie Setford gives us the low-down on the most talked about fashion show of the sartorial year

25th November 2015

Nothing says Christmas is coming more than the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (well in my opinion anyway!) On the morning of the 11th November, my Instagram feed was jam-packed with all the amazing photos from the night before at Lexington Avenue Armoury in NYC. The angels spread their wings for the 20th annual runway, strutting their stuff with their to-die-for abs and everlasting legs.

This year’s line-up included a number of familiar faces including Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo, as well as some notable new additions, including Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The American 29-year-old, Lily Aldridge, was given the honour of modelling the $2 million ‘Firework’ Fantasy bra encrusted with 6,500 precious gems. The bra’s designer, Pascal Mouawad, took inspiration from the explosive sky displays, using a variety of coloured gems like garnet, sapphire, topaz and quartz, all set in 18 carat gold. The rest of Lily’s ensemble continued to emulate opulence with a diamond belt and panties, amounting to a total of a whopping 1,364 carats. However, in comparison to previous Fantasy Bras, the ‘Firework’ bra was relatively cheap. Last year, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio modelled the pair of ‘Dream Angels’ Fantasy Bras which, together, totalled $4 million. In 2013, Candice Swanepoel sported ‘The Royal’ Fantasy Bra which amounted to no less than $10 million!

‘‘Victoria’s Secret has helped to change attitudes in the fashion industry towards underwear, making it something for women to appreciate and take pride in’’

In this year’s show, two new models may have been the most talked about angels of the year; Kendall and Gigi. Both the 20-year olds surpassed all expectations with their runway looks, holding their own to the more experienced angels. They were both given appearances in two of the six parts of the show; Gigi in the Pink U.S.A and Butterfly segments, and Kendall in the Boho Psychedelic and Ice Angel sections. Both of the world famous supermodels sported the perfect Angel look, with loosely tousled locks and natural but sultry make up. As best friends, the models both professed on social media how excited they were to be sharing the experience of walking for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for the first time together.

The Victoria’s Secret lingerie line is probably THE most famous across the world. It has helped to change attitudes in the fashion industry towards underwear, making it something for women to appreciate and take pride in. In the earlier advertisements for Victoria’s Secret, the underwear was much more covered-up and conservative compared to the racy pieces we see today. The designers make each runway look a piece of art, with each year bringing more elaborate, more decadent and more imaginative ways of wearing lingerie.

Our screens will be dazzled with the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on the 8th December. Not only will we be able to see our favourite angels strut their stuff down the catwalk, but we will also be able to witness the remarkable talent of three artists; Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. You really do not want to miss the most talked-about fashion show of the year.

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