I just don’t understand the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. I am aware that it is pretty much a big marketing campaign used to generate brand awareness, and I know that is why they use amazing models and have famous singers perform, etc…, but I just don’t get the outfits. They are ridiculous!
Lingerie fashion shows are bad news, it is close to impossible to get models who look perfect in lingerie. They can’t be too thin, or too fat. They need to have a bum and boobs, but not too much of either. No cellulite, at all. Perfect skin. Some body parts can wobble a teensy bit, other parts need to be rock hard. The list goes on… I’ve been to lingerie tradeshows and seen stunning girls walk down a brightly lit catwalk and suddenly they look like cellulite-ridden monsters. It is VERY difficult to find girls who look good on a stage in lingerie. But if one brand can pull it off, it is Victoria’s Secret. They have the resources to be able to recruit some of the best bodies in the business, who look great strutting down a catwalk in a thong.
I don’t have a problem with Victoria’s Secret as a brand. If they sold in Vancouver, I might even go in a buy some of their underwear. I think their models are amongst the most beautiful in the world, and they promote a much healthier body image (although totally unattainable to most mere mortals) than most of the designer catwalks. But I just don’t get the heinous outfits they insist on parading down the catwalk. It is not about lingerie, it seems to be about making fools of these gorgeous women. These girls have to give up carbs, diet like crazy, and exercise like madwomen to be ready for the show, only to be shoved into some ridiculous fantastical outfit and parade down a catwalk with a forced smile. Thank god they get paid well.
It took some time to edit down these photos, as each look was more cringe-worthy than the last, but here are, in my opinion, the twelve worst looks of the Victoria’s Secret 2010 catwalk show.
Images from Fashionologie.