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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moments That Got Us Hooked

December 5, 2016
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What do you call a private jet full of genetically gifted super models?

A) A gaggle of gorgeous
B) A swarm of sexy
C) A flight of fantasy

Answer: All of the above. That’s what landed in Paris last week for the 20th anniversary of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And following the press junkets and off-duty model snaps on the cobblestone streets, six million US people are tipped to tune into the leggy lingerie show this week – for the clothes, of course.

Aussies will get their hit of wings this Thursday night on Channel 9. So, before you flick over to the 2016 runway show – for the musical performances, of course – let’s look back at the epic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show moments that got us hooked.

Angels Ascend, 1998

How does one reinvent a modest runway show after three years of slinky slips and baby doll frills? Wings! The ‘98 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was the first time models donned the famous wings. Despite not being at the same scale we see today, the seed was sown, and by the following year they became the show’s feathery signature.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Image source: insider.com

The Tyra Banks Effect, 1999

From ’99 to ’05, Tyra Banks lit up the Victoria’s Secret runway. Her ‘smize’ made her one of the most in-demand models of the late 90s, and fashion fans swooned over her magnanimous attitude on the catwalk. She captured the fun and flirty nature of the Victoria’s Secret brand, and more importantly broke the sample size standard. Viva La Tyra!

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Heidi and Seal #neverforget, 2005

2005 saw some of the biggest wings make their way down the runway. Heidi Klum carried a sizeable set (pun not intended), while hubby Seal serenaded her with his song, Amazing. This is true love folks*. We were close to a repeat this year with model Bella Hadid and boyfriend The Weeknd performing, but due to a rumoured split a few months ago, all we can hope for is some cryptic side eye.

Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowImage source: insider.com

Spice Up Your Stage, 2007

The Spice Girls launched their comeback tour by appearing as musical guests in the 2007 show. The event has become a major production over the last decade that performers are knocking at the Victoria’s Secret door to be a part of it. Other celeb singers that have hit the runway include: Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Arianna Grande and more. Keep your eyes peeled for Lady Gaga glory this week.

Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowImage source: insider.com


Bejewelled Bras with Body Guards, 2016

Jasmine Tookes will model the $3 million, 450-carat Fantasy Bra at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Every year Victoria’s Secret contracts a jewellery designer to bring to life the ultimate show-stopper. Designed by Eddie Borgo, this year’s Bright Night Fantasy Bra features just under 9,000 precious gems. Claudia Schiffer wore the first one back in ’96 and was ushered to photo shoots by two armed guards, and in ’09 the bra had its own press tour!

My face after getting to see the bra for the 2nd time 🙈👏🏾😁

A photo posted by Jasmine Tookes (@jastookes) on


Squad Goals, 1995 – 2016

Roll off some of the most notable models of this generation and last, and they’ve most likely walked the VS runway. Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, Karolina Kurkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, and Tyra Banks are just a few of the big names that took the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to the next level, with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss taking the reins for the next generation.

we're off!

A photo posted by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on

*Love is dead. Heidi Klum and Seal divorced in 2014.

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