The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is a prime time television event like no other. Originally the fashion shows occurred around Valentines day as a marketing technique in the 1990’s, and were not aired on national television. The first was in 1995 at the iconic Plaza hotel in NYC. In the later 1990’s and early 2000’s the fashion shows moved to the web. In 2001, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show moved to around the Christmas Holiday season and made its debut airing on ABC. Every year after that, the fashion show has aired on CBS except in 2004 where instead of a traditional annual fashion show, the models did an “Angels Across America Tour”, where they visited many hot locations across the USA promoting Victoria Secret.
The fashion show has been held in a number of hit locations including Miami, Los Angeles and of course New York City. Every year the show becomes bigger, better and more lavish than the year before though various celebrities, set design, theme, costume and music. Musical acts include Spice Girls, Kanye West, Destiny’s Child and Mary J Blige. A group of 20 to 40 of the hottest models every year are hand picked to model, and become the world renown Victoria Secret Angels.
In 2006 Victoria Secret PINK made its debut into the show!
Something to watch for is the Fantasy Bra. Every year a different high end jewelry designer is picked to bedazzle and glorify a bra and one of the top Angels is picked to wear. Angels who have worn the Fantasy Bras include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima. The bra is used as a centerpiece for the event. These bras are for sale, as the ultimate gift, but to date only one has sold due to their extreme price tag.
This year, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show will be held in New York City featuring artist Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. Make sure you watch out for this year’s Fantasy Bra, the Floral Fantasy Bra being worn by Alessandra Ambrosio being valued at $2,500,000. The Victoria Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS on December 4th at 10pm! Visit Victoriasecret.com/fashionshow and see how to train like an Angel, how to earn your wings and see exclusive sneak peek footage!
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