Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012 Recap

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The lights were flashing as the beautiful models walked the catwalk at the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show in New York City on Wednesday night. Neither wind nor snow, or even the aftermath of a monster hurricane, could stop the fantastic night of fashion and beauty. The models strutted their stuff as they wore a variety of sexy lingerie.

A mix of stars and starlets walked the show’s pink carpet that night catching the publicity’s attention, while models prepared themselves for the big night. The celebrities that attended last night’s event included Russell Simmons with Hana Nitsche, and Tyson Chandler and his wife Kimberly. Before the show, CBS and Victoria Secret stated that a donation was made from each of them towards the Hurricane Sandy relief support groups.

Once the guests were seated, the fashion party was ready to commence as models walked out and displayed Victoria Secret’s collection.

Karlie Kloss, a cookie baker and all-star model, wore a very controversial outfit as she rocked down the catwalk. The supermodel was seen in a wild and crazy headdress and sexy animal printed lingerie, complete with turquoise and silver accessories. However, the model faced some backlash and criticism for the outfit since Gwen Stefani received some serious heat for her own Native American costume.

According to the models, modeling in front of an audience and television cameras is not easy. “This is kind of not the same as other runways. You have to prepare your body: No. 1 are the wings are heavy, and No. 2  you have to be comfortable with your body because the camera will pick up on it if you’re not comfortable and confident,” Angel Joan Smalls stated.

In addition to the beautiful models, there were a few live performances held on stage. The guest star performers of the evening were Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna. Rihanna herself was given the opportunity to model out in her own Victoria Secret garb and strut her stuff on the catwalk.

Still, wearing a sheer pink mini that gave glimpses of her bra, Rihanna sang “Fresh Out the Runway” at the end of the corset-and-garter parade and she was the one to grab the audience’s biggest applause.” (Huffington Post)

Time will tell what the audience’s reactions will be when the Fashion Show airs on December 4th. CBS plans on turning the Secret Fashion Show into a one-hour special.

Photos courtesy of Laurent Jean Philippe, discutivo, and Gemma May via Fickr and WikiCommons.

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