There are fashion shows, and then there are several-million dollar mulitmedia and fashion extravaganzas. And last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, with it’s neon wings and supermodels and performances by Kanye West, was most definitely of the latter variety.
The highly produced annual event went off with several bangs last night in New York City, and by all accounts it was the kind of deeply fabulous affair that you can only pull off if you’re a deep-pocketed brand like Victoria’s Secret. Every model from Adriana Lima to Joan Smalls to Miranda Kerr walked in the show — Chanel Iman even gained 15 pounds to fill out her wings this year — and they were egged on at every step by Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Maroon 5. (Cutest moment of the night? When Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine serenaded his Victoria’s Secret Angel girlfriend Anne Vyalitsina coming down the runway.)
But even the cutest, most highly produced fashion shows are nothing without a great front row, and this one did not disappoint. Designers Donna Karan and Alexander Wang were there, as were Carine and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Debbie Harry, Cuba Gooding Jr. and the dad from Gossip Girl all showed up to watch.
And without much further ado, here’s what they saw. You can see the full show when it airs later this year.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.