THE 2016 VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW
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Wednesday night in Paris for this year’s annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
The American fashion brand turn Paris’ Grand Palais into Victoria’s Secret Central
Before the show, backstage was chaos with camera crews, roving reporters and an army of hair of makeup artists.
The show, which is scheduled to air Monday on CBS (NYSE:CBS), opened with U2’s “Vertigo” bidding ‘Hello, hello’ to the crowd as models walked out in Chinese-themed outfits and embroidered boots.
Then came Lady Gaga belting out a version of “Million Pieces” before Bruno Mars hit the stage with “Chunky.”
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd might be back on after he serenaded her with “Starboy.”
Balmain designer Olivier Roustieng was front-row to see BFFs Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walk, said that the show is what Paris needs after Y 2015’s twin terror attacks.
“It’s exactly what I always wish for; fashion, pop culture and music mixed together and all the girls that I love out on the runway. The girls are daring and really being confident in themselves, and that’s what Paris needs,” he said.
“You know what I love about this show is that it’s so diverse and so international, it’s an honor to the country,” Mr. Roustieng added. “I think that’s what we need in Paris, more love and more happiness.”
It was a welcome relief from the wall of screens so common at fashion shows, and maybe front-row designers such as Oliver Rousteing and Peter Dundas will be inspired by the moment that was just that, a moment.
Adriana Lima, 35 anni, now in her 16th year as an Angel, told reporters that she works out 6 days a week.
“Since I’m not young anymore I have to work hard to keep up. I try to work out six days a week, even if it’s just 20 minutes, because it’s a lifestyle to work out,” she said, adding that a regimen of boxing and squats are what keeps her in model form.
“We made sure that everything is functional and we are comfortable and it fits! We have to make sure there are no wardrobe problems, if you know what I mean,” said Ms. Lima.
She also sang the praises of the younger angels with their hashtag-ready phrases: “Everyone here has a personality and the girls are amazing and this is going to be the best show ever. We’re gonna nail it, we got this!”
Yolanda Hadid said the stars had aligned to have both her daughters, Bella and Gigi, walking in the show.
“I just want them to enjoy the night,” she said. “They’ve been eating chicken and salad for weeks, afterward we’ll celebrate with burgers and fries.”