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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Secret Beauty

A model gets her hair and make up done before the show.
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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, with its flashing lights and dance music, attracts a big TV audience every year as millions tune in to gawk at leggy models strutting down the runway in lingerie.

But this year, the show—which was shot Thursday in New York and will air nationally in December—may take on even more importance. Analysts say the TV spectacle will play a critical role in rekindling consumers' desire to spend on lingerie, which was hit hard during last year's recession.

Enjoy a peek behind-the-scenes and the runway.

(See the Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Posted Nov 2009 by Oliver Quillia

Hair & Make Up Backstage

A model compares make up to printed look attached to mirror.
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Model Eniko Mihalik compares her make up to printed look attached to mirror.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Hair & Make Up Backstage

Blackberry time during hair styling.
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Model Isabeli Fontana has some Blackberry time during hair styling.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Hair & Make Up Backstage

A model prepares backstage before the big event.
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

A model prepares backstage before the big event.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Work It & Have Fun

Brazilian models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros shine for a photo op.
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Brazilian models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros shine for a photo op.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Behind the Scenes

All hands on model Izabel Goulart.
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All hands on model Izabel Goulart.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Miller Time

Model Marisa Miller meets the press.
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Model Marisa Miller meets the press.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Pretty In Pink

A model and stylist work out the details.
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Model Candice Swanepoel and a stylist work out the details.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Star Appeal

Model Alessandra Ambrosio opens the show with pink neon.
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Model Alessandra Ambrosio opens the show with pink neon.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Models Marisa Miller (l.) and Caroline Trentini (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models Marisa Miller (l.) and Caroline Trentini (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Project Runway

Show host Heidi Klum struts down the runway - just 6 weeks after giving birth to daughter Lou Samuel.
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Show host Heidi Klum struts down the runway - just 6 weeks after giving birth to daughter Lou Samuel.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Models walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
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Models Lyndsey Scott (l.) and Tatiana Kovylina (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Let's Get It Started In Here

Pop music superstars, Will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and apl.de.ap. of Black Eye Peas perform one of several songs throughout the show.
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Pop music superstars, Will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and apl.de.ap. of Black Eye Peas perform one of several songs throughout the show.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Models walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (l.) and Lindsay Ellingson (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Model Caroline Trentini walks down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Model Caroline Trentini walks down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Two models adorn two different styles of the symbolic Victoria's Secret angel wings.
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Two models adorn two different styles of the symbolic Victoria's Secret angel wings.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

One of several acts interspersed throughout the show.
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One of several acts interspersed throughout the show.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Keeping in line with the angel theme, a model walks the runway during a spirited choir session.
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Keeping in line with the angel theme, model Aminata Niaria walks the runway during a spirited choir session.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Models walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (l.) and Doutzen Kroes (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

A balloon winged model shows off looks from the Victoria's Secret Pink line.
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A balloon winged Erin Heatherton shows off looks from the Victoria's Secret Pink line.

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

Victoria's Secret Show 2009

Models walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)
Photo: Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com

Models Edita V (l.) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (r.) walk down the runway at the early show of the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2009)

(New!! Victoria's Secret 2010 Show here)

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