Is Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Really a Fashion Show?

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an interesting phenomenon. For ten years the lingerie brand has televised “angels” (as the models are called) strutting the runway in their underwear — plus angel wings! — on prime-time television, giving straight men and straitlaced parents everywhere something to salivate over. This year’s show aired on Tuesday, December 4, and featured the famous faces and bodies of models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr and Adriana Lima, among others.

The culmination of each show is usually a “Fantasy Bra” worth millions of dollars: 2000′s Red Hot Fantasy Bra was the most expensive, coming in at $15 million, set with diamonds and Thai rubies. This year’s Floral Fantasy Bra was a paltry $2.5 million.

So why is Victoria’s Secret Fashion show an annual prime-time hit and other fashion shows — fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris that feature design houses like Dior, Chanel and Gucci — niche events for fashion nerds and couture snobs? Is Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — dare we ask — even a fashion show at all?Read more
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