Victoria's Secret rocks Paris with $3 million bra and Lady Gaga
The laciest, if not raciest, catwalk event of the year - the Victoria's Secret fashion show - took place on Nov. 30 in Paris. Among the takeaways: Performances by Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid joining forces, as well as a $3 million fantasy bra modelled by Jasmine Tookes.
Guests shuffled into the huge steel-and-glass atrium of Paris' Grand Palais to the sound of a string orchestra playing softly from a huge Arc de Triomphe decor.
The calm lasted only a few seconds, however, and was broken by the flash of red neon lights and bold rock music blasting out to announce the start of the 40-minute presentation, which infected the cheering guests.
Swedish model Elsa Hosk strutted out fittingly with electric energy in a cropped bustier - enveloped in a huge, three-dimensional red Chinese dragon; Kendall Jenner - in blood red - wore thigh-high boots, a long-line plunging bra and suede angel wing and Gigi Hadid looked like she would take off in flight, sporting a hand-painted cape with an Aztec-pattern that billowed as she walked.
The high-octane show was divided into six thematic sections, reflected in the colorful styles that bore inches of bare skin: Road Ahead, Mountain Romance, Pink Nation, Secret Angel, Dark Angel and Bright Night Angel.
The signature wings fluttered throughout - in feather, silk, gold gild, suede and Swarovski crystal.
"Not only do the wings get bigger but we tap into new artisans and people who do things with 3-D printing ... that's always the wonderful thing about working on the show," said Victoria's Secret Executive Producer Monica Mitro.
As the show ended, a million pieces of glittered ribbon fell on the angels and the adoring crowds.
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