Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: 4 things to watch for

8 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Agender model Photoshops Victoria’s Secret models onto her body: ‘Different can be sexy, too’.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show returns Tuesday night with a runway of famous faces, eye-popping costumes and A-list performers. So she’s conducted a controversial project where she’s superimposed real lingerie models’ heads onto her own body to show there can be physical attractiveness in many forms.This leads to a philosophical question, one the company asks each year: “What Is Sexy?” Is it angel wings and glittery bikinis and bras encrusted with precious gems?

And thanks to its taping last month, we have the early scoop as to what viewers can expect from the evening, a hybrid of a rock concert, lingerie commercial and Carnival-esque parade. Wearing her hair close-cropped, and with strong features that are often considered ‘masculine’, she says people like her simply don’t fit the feminine archetype. “During my career path I’ve experienced first-hand what people deem as beautiful. The 5’9″ beauty, who was named a Victoria’s Secret Angel earlier this year, admitted that when she was a student, she was the “butt of everyone’s jokes” and known as “tall, skinny Taylor”.

Is it “Taylor Swift’s legs,” “Chrissy Teigen’s hair” or “Jessica Biel’s lips,” to rattle off a few of the winning body parts from the 2015 “What Is Sexy” survey? Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio — they’re all familiar supermodel faces you’ll see in full Angels gear on the catwalk tonight.

I would say all the girls are probably my best friends.” “I was in the marching band and I liked nerdy things,” Hill said. “I like to read and I was really good in my English class, and I was in AP classes. The new names to keep an eye out for tonight: Taylor Hill, Jasmine Tookes, Kate Grigorieva, Elsa Hosk, Lais Ribeiro, Sara Sampaio, Jac Jagaciak, Romee Strijd, Martha Hunt and Stella Maxwell. I didn’t exist back in the day.” Taylor says she’s now part of a “sisterhood” with her fellow Victoria’s Secret models and is thankful to be in a “loving, kind, caring, and fun environment”. “You know, you meet famous people sometimes and they’re not who you think they are, like in the movies or on TV, but she is who she is and she’s also gentle and kind and I love that.” It’s limited and small; its needs to change.” Dove, whose body can easily rival any of these models, measures at 32DD-26-34, ideal for a lingerie model. She is one of the only models to walk both men’s and women’s New York Fashion Week. “Designers and advertisers like the idea of my breasts, waist line, long legs and long neck,” she continued.

Modeled by Lily Aldridge, the “Fireworks Fantasy Bra” features a detachable belt adorned with over 6,500 precious gems — including diamonds, blue topaz, yellow sapphires and pink quartz — all set in 18-karat gold and valued at a whopping $2 million. But have literally made gagging noises at my facial features.” She believes this shows sexy is subjective in an effort to encourage major companies like Victoria’s Secret to redefine what they deem to be the most beautiful women in the world. She has suffered homelessness and hunger herself and often speaks up and volunteers for organisations dedicated to each, as well as LGBT and environmental rights. Not hiding ourselves and standing up to say, ‘I exist.’ That alone is beautiful.'” “It’s more of a call to action,” she says. “It’s a note to Victoria’s Secret that they accidentally don’t just create lingerie. Given the dizzying numbers tonight — 47 models, 75 looks, 2,000 guests, 32 hairstylists, 120,000 Swarovski crystals, 46 pairs of gossamer wings, three musical acts, broadcast to 185 countries — you’d think there might be a financial upside in appealing to women over the age of 26.

Imagine what might happen to profits if the company developed garments more women would buy with no fear of feeling like they were trying out S&M or lounging around in hubcaps. Tonight’s show will have six “themes,” including “Boho Psychedelic,” “Exotic Butterflies,” “Portrait of an Angel,” “PINK USA,” “Ice Angels” and “Fireworks.” These may sound like exhibits at a museum of natural history. But in staged execution, the obsession with cleavage and bare midriffs and thigh gaps is fundamentally at odds with the concerns of most women I know, including my wife. If I were to buy my wife a garment — and the tag read, “Watch sparks fly & light up the night with these ultra-vibrant hues and daring cutouts” — I’m pretty sure she’d exchange the VERY SEXY FLIRT DEMI BRA & CRISSCROSS CHEEKINI PANTY for a PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT, which she’d promptly re-gift to me.

And here’s the thing: my wife now has far more purchasing power and disposable income than she did 20 years ago when we were moving out and finding our first jobs. Victoria’s Secret should be targeting women like her by coming up with some new “themes” and moving away from the SO OBSESSED PUSH-UP BRA or FOREVER SEXY FRAGRANCE. The VERY SMART AND CARING BRASSIERE — it could apply therapeutic heat to knotted neck muscles or chime loudly whenever the wearer forgets her cup of coffee in the microwave — could sell millions over Christmas. Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill, the Angels on display tonight are perfectly fine.

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