Sunday, 11 December 2011
Heaven-Sent Eye Candies ... Victoria's Secret 2011 Fashion Show
Last November, heaven seemed empty for a while, as the ever glamorous angels descended to earth and walked the venerated and pompous runway of Victoria’s Secret.
The glam angels troupe, consisting of today’s hottest name in the fashion runway world — Chanel Iman, Candice Swanpoel, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes, Lindsay Ellingson, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington and Alessandra Ambrosio, just to list a few — conquered the runway and took the spectators’ breath away with lusty Victoria Secret’s confections, further accented with bravura costumes and lots of high-end blings.
Broadcasted live via CBS, the show was divided into several themes, all brimming with sensuality, fantasy and splendour. Aside from the archetypal laces and liberal use of chiffons, all crafted into delicious sensual and wearable bonbons, this year’s show too, directed by Hamish Hamilton — the same director who directed Madonna’s bestselling “Drowned World” tour — paid homage to the superheroes, and perhaps to the 60s animated sitcom series The Jetsons as well.
Nuances of Latin spiciness appeared in Candice Swanpoel’s richly embroidered outfit and the heavily bejewelled carnaval fan worn by Alessandra Ambrosio. Also debuting for the first time on Victoria’s Secret runway is the Fantasy Treasure bra, which spots 3,400 precious gems with total carat weight of 279ct. Well, unless a million dollar is just a drop in your bucket, then be prepared to fork out $2,500,000.00 for this richly embellished and one-of-a-kind push up bra! The bra was modelled by Miranda Kerr.
Taking the runway that night, alongside the splendid display of luxurious lingerie and fanfare were top-notch celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and Kanye West. Minaj dazzled the crowd with her vocal prowess, as well as her bright orange bustier paired with tropical print skirt, while West was later joined by rapper and Mr. Beyonce, Jay-Z, belting out chart-topping hits amidst the catwalking Victoria Secret’s angels.
Aside from the ones on stage, trendsetting celebrities such as Nicky Hilton, Alexander Wang, Carine Roitfeld, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Stephen Dorff (Immortals) and Beyonce were spotted snapping the front row seats. Lending a huge support to the Australian angel and supermodel Miranda Kerr that evening was none other sweetheart Orlando Bloom, who looked stunning in all-black casual ensemble.
Some of the pieces displayed on the runway, which are part of the Holiday 2011 collection, are available now at Victoria’s Secret stores and victoriassecret.com, with prices starting from $68.00 onwards.
*Photos courtesy of Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret – Satellite A (International Departure), Passenger Level, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang; Level 2, The Galleria at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.