MC at Victoria's Secret fashion show 2010, NYC


Girls, gold, glitter and...feathers!!!
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Holding the Victoria's Secret runway show at New York's Lexington Armory felt strange enough (this cavernous landmark is a spot favored by designers like Marc Jacobs), but even odder was the timing: 4 o'clock in the afternoon, with instructions printed on the ticket to arrive a full half-hour in advance. Even with such advice taken into account, we arrived to find the line already stretching around the corner, down the block and doubling back on itself. Such is the power of the near-mythical Victoria's Secret model that she brings out crowds of shuffling businessmen (pulling nervously at their ties) to stand patiently in the cold as though waiting for a rock concert or sports venue to open its doors.
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How many beautiful girls can one runway hold the Victoria's Secret finale, with balloons falling in the crowd.
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Aptly enough, that's what the event itself turned out to be: equal parts runway show, Las Vegas musical act (featuring Katy Perry and Akon) and grand athletic spectacle. Of course, the "athletes" in this competition weren't running hundred-yard dashes–instead, Adriana Lima, Isabeli Fontana, Chanel Iman and their peers were parading the results of weeks and weeks of extraordinary training. Lord knows, it was worth it: the near-perfect physiques on display were lithe, lean seduction machines, all bent on selling scraps of lingerie (shown in passages labeled "Tough Love" or "Country Girls") to a world audience. The Greeks had gods and goddesses, but Aphrodite herself couldn't hold a candle to Lily Donaldson, Anja Rubik or Alessandra Ambrosio hitting her leggy stride on the glitter-strewn catwalk. (In fact, those enormous sets of ridiculous feathered showgirl wings have become redundant, and only put a drag on the proceedings.) When a shower of mylar balloons dropped from the ceiling during the grand finale and the enthusiastic crowd rose to its feet, it wasn't to celebrate the heavens. Victoria's Secret is nothing less than the power of a beautiful, but very mortal, woman.
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Photos shoot by Maison Chaplin
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The fashion show - official photos:


Alessandra Ambrosio
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Adriana Lima
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The backstage - official photos:


Erin Heatherton
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Chanel Iman
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The fashion show video:




Photos 1, 2; and text by MC correspondent
Mark Grischke - editorial director of SusanTabak.com

1 comment:

  1. robert_ros_jr@live.com.mxJune 11, 2011

    what happen with all that balloons?

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