Victoria’s Secret delivered yet another star-studded and diamond-studded runway event on Nov. 9. Each year, the women’s lingerie chain kicks off its holiday-selling season with a show to generate excitement about its products.
Singers Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Maroon 5 performed at the New York City event. The Victoria’s Secret Angels’ collections fell into six themes, according to the company’s Twitter. They were Ballet, Super Angels, Passion, Angels Aquatic, I Put a Spell on You and Club Pink.
This year, Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, will place more emphasis on the fashion show in stores as part of its marketing approach and feature products from the show in stores. The company also plans to integrate its beauty lines, such as the Dream Angels and Gorgeous lines, more with its lingerie.
The show will air on CBS on Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. Click ahead to see scenes from this year’s event.
By Katie Little and Paul ToscanoPosted 10 Nov 2011
Miranda Kerr models the $2.5 million dollar bra as Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Kerr joins the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova and Andriana Lima as models who walked the runway wearing one of the brand’s “Fantasy” bras during the annual fashion show.
Models Lais Ribeiro (L) and Anais Mali (R) take photos backstage at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City.
Model Doutzen Kroes walks the runway sporting a red ensemble during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Nov. 9, 2011, in New York.
Model Erin Heatherton walks the runway in iconic Victoria’s Secret angel wings. Heatherton has been a fixture at the show for many years. This year marks her fourth appearance. During the evening, she sported several different styles.
Over the years, the show has become known not only for the lingerie on display, but also for its musical performances. Here, recording artist Nicki Minaj performs on the runway.
Model Joan Smalls poses backstage at the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, camera in hand.
Model Adriana Lima walks the runway at this year’s show. The Brazilian-born model was featured in the 2010 show, which was a year after she gave birth to her first child.
Other musical guests of the show included Jay-Z and Kanye West. Here they are performing on the runway as models walk by.
Model Liu Wen walks the runway wearing another unique piece featured at this year’s show.
Brazilian-born model Lais Ribeiro walks the runway in an extravagant outfit. Earlier this year, Ribeiro was featured in a Victoria’s Secret commercial for cotton lingerie.
Model Lindsay Ellingson backstage at this year’s show. Ellingson has been modeling since 2005 and has been working for Victoria’s Secret for the past four years. During this time, she has been a featured model in Victoria’s Secret “SWIM” catalogue and is currently listed as one of the company’s 11 supermodels.
Although the $2.5 million dollar bra worn by Miranda Kerr was not the most expensive bra worn in the history of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, it was still one of the most talked-about pieces. In 2000, the most expensive “Fantasy” bra was modeled by Gisele Bundchen and was valued at $15 million. Kerr is currently designated as one of the 11 Victoria’s Secret supermodels.
Model Jacquelyn Jablonski walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory.
Angel wings are a staple of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and here a model walks the runway wearing matching pink lingerie and wings.
Another one of the night’s musical guests was pop-rock band Maroon 5. Lead singer Adam Levine and other members of the band mingled with the Victoria’s Secret models both on the runway and backstage throughout the show. Levine’s girlfriend is Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsina.
Model Joan Smalls sports an outfit with blue feathers on the runway during the show.
One of the Victoria’s Secret supermodels, Alessandra Ambrosio, walks the runway wearing one of the most intricate designs of the night.
Model Karlie Kloss walks the runway during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory.
Model Izabel Goulart walks the runway wearing wings made of umbrellas, while carrying a third in hand.
Model Lily Aldridge walks the runway along with other performers during the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.