Big hair, bling-y bras, and Justin Bieber — yup, we could only be talking about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Last night the Angels touched down at the Lexington Avenue Armory in the midst of a bitter snowstorm for the annual lingerie extravaganza. Of course, not wind, nor sleet, nor snow can shut down this show, as we saw earlier this week when the company lent their cache of giant generators, communications equipment, and even a forklift to the New York Army National Guard to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Both the lingerie behemoth and broadcasting partner CBS have also donated $1 million to the cause, they announced last night — or, in Victoria’s Secret terms, the $2.5 million Fantasy Bra minus a few stones. This year’s incredibly extravagant brassiere was worn by Alessandra Ambrosio during the “Angels In Bloom” segment of the evening, which also featured a performance by Rihanna, sporting some pink lacy negligée on stage herself.
The singer earlier performed “Diamonds” in a black Vivienne Westwood couture gown, paired with a pearl necklace by the label and matching pearl-rimmed shades, while Justin Bieber serenaded the VS Pink girls (including newbies Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn) and Bruno Mars showed off his soulful crooning chops and some synchronized dance moves alongside his backup band. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Karlie Kloss‘ new cropped ‘do did indeed merit a set of extensions.
The show will air December 4 on CBS, but until then you can browse the photos below and admire just how much the designers can do with so little fabric: