Paris may not have any Victoria’s Secret stores, but the Grand Palais (home to Chanel’s runway during fashion week!) was the perfect place for 2016’s annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Featuring music by Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and more, this show’s most iconic look was the dragon’s head and tail curling around the gorgeous Elsa Hosk. According to Hosk, this look was only fixed 5 minutes before the show as the costume was very heavy and restricting - the model almost couldn’t even walk! Other gorgeous models seen boasting daring styles were Adriana Lima, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner and Lily Aldridge.
The themes of this year’s Victoria’s Secret show were “Secret Angel”, “Bright Night Angel”, “Dark Angel”, “The Road Ahead”, “Mountain Romance” and “Pink Nation”. The famous fantasy bra was worn by Jasmine Tookes in the “Bright Night Angel” segment. This gorgeous bra was estimated to cost $3 million dollars. Each model wore gorgeous lingerie that was tailored to suit their personality, as well as the stunning wings that set the Victoria’s Secret show apart from the rest.
This year, Victoria’s Secret made it a point to emphasize the importance of physical health. As the brand has recently been under attack for promoting unhealthy body images for women, a short video showing the women exercising and training for the show was shown before the commercial break. It was a good reminder of just how much work goes into achieving the gorgeous bodies of the models - most models have to work out 6-7 days a week, sometimes even twice a day!
The organisers believe show served as the perfect positivity boost after the terrorist attacks suffered by Paris in 2015. The diversity of the models, coupled with their confidence, was the perfect way to spread love and happiness in the city.
A few days after the show, some of the models took a few days off to vacation in the Bahamas. Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Alessandra Ambrosio, Hailey Baldwin, Gizele Oliveira and Elsa Hosk were seen on the beautiful white sands beaches, sporting mostly white bikinis. Instagram posts show the models having a ton of fun doing typical holiday activities such as jet-skiing and working on their tans, but rumours say that these models are actually doing a secret shoot, maybe even for Alessandra Ambrosio’s new clothing line. These girls have the dream job - even when they’re working they get to be on vacation!