The Victoria's Secret fashion show aired on CBS last night with Miranda Kerr hosting a viewing party alongside fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Lily Aldridge. Before the party started, Miranda wore a chic, floor-length Emanuel Ungaro gown with a gold belt and thigh-high slit for the reopening of the Victoria's Secret store in Costa Mesa, CA. She then slipped into a body-hugging strapless Dolce and Gabbana leopard-print number to watch the show. In case you missed it, make sure to check out our interviews with the supermodels !
>> The $12 million, 16th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taped at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York last night, with Carine Roitfeld and Alexander Wang showing up together just before the lights went down. Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr both made returns to the runway after sitting out pregnant last year, but it was Candice Swanepoel who opened the show in ballet-inspired wings and a thong (Kerr did, however, get to wear the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra, as husband Orlando Bloom stood and clapped for her in the audience).
This year's wing marvels included spontaneously inflating capes (on Joan Smalls), light-up neon wings (on many in the final "Club Pink"-themed section), and twin self-rotating umbrellas (on Izabel Goulart). Nicki Minaj was twirled by Erin Heatherton as she performed "Super Bass"; Kanye West — in a new Versace for H&M jacket — invited "big bro" and surprise guest Jay-Z out to join him for their Watch the Throne song "N*ggas in Paris" (Beyonce, dancing and singing along, appeared temporarily in the audience for the duration of the track); and Maroon 5's Adam Levine escorted girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna down the runway holding hands, ending with a kiss on her cheek, all while simultaneously singing "Moves Like Jagger."
A record-breaking fourteen new models (Jessica Clarke, Sui He, Bregje Heinen, Elsa Hosk, Karlie Kloss, Ieva Laguna, Lais Ribeiro, Joan Smalls, Shanina Shaik, Cameron Russell, Karmen Pedaru, Anais Mali, Toni Garrn, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen) made their debut on the Victoria's Secret runway this year, with Kloss closing the show with a disco ball on her rear. The final cut of the show will be televised on CBS on Nov. 29.
Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Three Other Victoria's Secret Fashion Show First-Timers Chat Diet Prep — and Wings — Backstage
>> This year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show boasts an unprecedented 15 newcomers. Gone are the likes of Karolina Kurkova, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Isabeli Fontana, and in their stead come Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Karmen Pedaru, Sui He, and Cameron Russell. We chatted with all five — plus veteran Anne Vyalitsyna, whose boyfriend Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is performing at this year's show, taping tonight — about their preshow fears, Angel aspirations, diet prep, and who's wearing wings backstage earlier today. Get the tidbits in the slideshow.
>> The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is taping in just two short days, and the intel is rolling in. This year's show will feature five different themed segments —"Super Angels," "Passion Play," "Angels Aquatic," "I Put A Spell On You," and "Club Pink" — and the performers include Kanye West, Maroon 5, and the newly-announced Nicki Minaj, who is replacing the previously scheduled Cee Lo Green.
In the show casting video, below, casting director John Pfeiffer reveals that there will be 34 or 35 girls in the show, with an unprecedented 11 or 12 new faces. Among those VSFS first-timers spotted in fittings or on the casting board? Karlie Kloss, Cameron Russell, Joan Smalls, Anais Mali, Bregje Heinen, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Elsa Hosk, Toni Garrn, and Sui He.
>> Is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley still a Victoria's Secret Angel? She joined the Angel roster in late 2009 and has walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion show every year since 2006, but this year, she'll be missing the ultimate Angel duty: participating in said fashion show. “I’m not walking this year,” she confirmed. “I’m working that day.” [InStyle.com]
>> Late last week, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show casting director John Pfeiffer expressed interest in having at least a couple of models walk the show for the first time. "Bregje [Heinen] is finally 18 so we were really excited to see her. Karlie [Kloss] is also of age this year, so hopefully she'll walk the show."
It sounds like he got his wish — at least in the case of Kloss, who began modeling for Victoria's Secret earlier this year. She has been confirmed as part of this year's show, which tapes next Wednesday, Nov. 9, and has her fitting tomorrow afternoon.
Kanye West, Maroon 5 to Perform at This Year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show; Plus, a Few Costume Sketches
>> News is starting to flow about this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which tapes in a little less than a month at Manhattan's 69th Street Armory on Nov. 9.
Today, Kanye West and Maroon 5 were announced as the show's musical guests. Notably, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine's girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, is confirmed to walk in the show, and West's rumored girlfriend Chanel Iman — who recently closed his debut womenswear show at a day's notice — will also walk as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
Speaking of Angels, this year's lineup seems curiously devoid of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, throwing into question whether she will be walking at all — or just walking without wings. Miranda Kerr, Chanel Iman, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, and Lindsay Ellingson, however, are all expected.
The show airs on CBS on Nov. 29 at 10/9 CST. A few sketches of this year's costumes, in the slideshow.