It was a sea of shimmering sequins, Swarovski crystals and glittering snowflakes Wednesday night at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, where the 18th annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place. From feathered corsets to custom painted wings, there was no shortage of glitz and glam at this year’s show. Featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Neon Jungle and Fall Out Boy, the evening kicked off with a “British Invasion,” theme followed by five additional themes (“Birds of Paradise,” “Parisian Nights,” “Shipwrecked,” “Snow Angels” and “PINK Network”) and featured Angels Candice Swanepoel (who rocked the $10 million Royal Fantasy Bra and Belt adorned with over 4,200 precious gems); recently engaged Behati Prinsloo (fiance Adam Levine cheered her on from the front row!); Alessandra Ambrosio and Karlie Kloss, who rocked a Swarovski crystal-embellished bodysuit. Click through to see the highlights from the show, and tune in on December 10 to see the full one-hour special, airing on CBS.
Leave it to the Victoria’s Secret Angels to make exercise sexy! Models Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton went to the Herald Square flagship in New York, where they helped celebrate the launch of VSX Sport, the lingerie brand’s workout gear line. In this video promoting the line, the models hope to inspire you to stick to your New Year’s resolutions—and there’s no inspiration quite like the Angels jumping rope! See more stars at this week’s biggest parties in the gallery.
Months of preparation, weeks of fittings, days of rehearsals, and hours of beauty primping all led up to forty minutes hard-to-resist fun for last night’s taping of the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York. “It’s a dream come true!” Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio told InStyle.com of her experience, which was made only so much better by the fact she modeled the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra. “This is most desirable, most beautiful, most known show in the world. Every year it gets bigger and better!” And she’s right, it was big—37 models showed off 65 lingerie looks, sashaying down the runway to live music performed by Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna. The pieces were broken up into six groups—kicking off with Circus (Adriana Lima—ever the ringmaster—opened the show), Dangerous Liaisons (set to Rihanna’s “Diamonds” song), Calendar Girls (with Bruno Mars in the background), Pink Is Us (when Justin Bieber serenaded the PINK crew with “Beauty and the Beat”), Silver Screen Angels (Bruno, again), and Angels in Bloom (closing it out with Rihanna’s “Fresh Off The Runway”). Click through to see the highlights, and tune in to watch the complete show December 4th at 10/9c on CBS.
A few new proud parents are celebrating this morning! Nick and Vanessa Lachey welcomed new son Camden John Lachey last night. “We are incredibly proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby boy,” the couple told People. ”Love has truly been redefined for both of us.” Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima and former NBA player Marko Jaric also delivered baby Sienna last night. “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister,” Lima Tweeted. Congratulations all around!
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Move over, Santa. The real December sparkle comes from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show—the lavish lingerie display will return to CBS December 4th at 10 p.m. EST, with wings on full display from Angels Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, among others. As with seasons past, the glitter-encrusted runway show, filmed in New York, will include musical performances (as yet unannounced), behind-the-scenes footage, and pink-carpet interviews. Follow @VictoriasSecret on Twitter and search the #VSFashionShow hashtag to keep up with all the angel-related news. In the meantime, remember last year’s extravaganza by clicking through the gallery.
Congratulations, Adriana Lima! The model and her husband, former NBA star Marko Jaric, are expecting their second child. “The entire family is very excited, especially Valentina,” Lima told People, referring to the couple’s two-year-old daughter. “She keeps blowing kisses to my belly and saying, ‘Kisses for the baby.’” Adriana Lima isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret Angel working a baby bump—Lily Aldridge and Alessandra Ambrosio both recently announced their pregnancies. See more of Hollywood’s hottest moms-to-be in the gallery!
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There are an endless supply of stars at New York Fashion Week this season—with Adriana Lima at Donna Karan and Renee Zellweger at Carolina Herrera, to name a few. See all who else scored a row seat and backstage pass in the gallery!
Excited for the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? The lingerie brand’s creative consultant Todd Thomas is working on final preparations as we speak! Thomas has been live-tweeting his fittings with Angels like Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, and Victoria’s Secret has been posting photos of Thomas’s prep work via its new Instagram account. Get all of Todd Thomas’ behind-the-scenes info in the gallery, and catch the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 29th at 10/9c on CBS.