VICTORIA SECRET FASHION SHOW
Check out this video of the stunning fashion show performance & models!
I finally got around to watching the 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, it was amazing! The 2012 edition of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taped last night to a celebrity-packed audience at the 26th St. Armory in New York. The $12-million show saw the biggest names in the modeling industry, including Adriana Lima,Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman and more, strut down the runway in barely there lingerie and, for the chosen few, Angel wings. I was completely amazed at all the stunning outfits put together and of course the gorgeous models. During the runway show many musicians performed as well. Featuring Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, withJay-Z. I especially loved when Maroon 5 Adam Levine walked down the runway with supermodel Karlie Kloss, holding hands, and kissed her on the cheek at the end of the runway, how cute? I also loved the themes featured this year. Some of them included Ballet, Super Angels, Passion, Angels Aquatic, and Club Pink.
One aspect of the show that I think is an issue is the body image and message the show sends out to the teenage girl viewers. It is no lie that the models are gorgeous and have perfect size 0 bodies. However, this makes the viewers believe this is the only form of “beauty”. One of my favourite models, Adrianna Lima, describes exactly what it takes to be a VS Angel. She sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. Lima drinks a gallon of water a day. For nine days before the show, she will drink only protein shakes - “no solids”. The concoctions include powdered egg. Two days before the show, she will abstain from the daily gallon of water, and “just drink normally”. Then, 12 hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely. Although the models report to be healthy and eat regularly, another source states that Adrianna will not eat for 14 days before the show.
I think this time of year is looked forward to by every girly-girl and fashionista. This show is always put together so well and glamorous with the most stunning models and clothing. I definitely can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year! Every year seems to get better & better.
Source: Whitworth, Melissa. What does it take to be a VS angel? Retrieved from: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG8872623/Victorias-Secret-show-What-does-it-take-to-be-a-Victorias-Secret-Angel.html