The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Reimagined
The Victoria’s Secret name is circling around the news media with their announcement of returning the fashion show back to your living room. The CFO Timothy Johnson recently stated its comeback but with a new look. The show was more than its couture; it became a tradition in entertainment history. Many of us here at the Garnette Report watched it growing up and fell in love with the fantasy it sold. The brand has a long history of supermodels starring in the show like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and Gisele Bündchen. After-which, their careers took a pivoting turn for the better. The show debuted around the world in places like New York, Miami, and Shanghai. Victoria’s Secret coined the terms of their ‘angels’ and the ‘fantasy bra’. The fantasy bra is a one of a kind made entirely in gems. Previous years, it has been created entirely out of Swarovski diamonds and other jewels like rubies. The show also featured celebrity artists like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande to perform. The only problem was the lack of inclusivity.
Victoria’s Secret Even More Angelic
The show is rumored to be a major upgrade from the past. By the Victoria’s Secret fashion show rebranding itself to be more diverse and celebrate all women of their natural beauty while keeping the glitz and glamor, it can pave the way for other brands to follow. The women who now run Victoria’s Secret are looking to empower women of their unique and beautiful bodies. Furthermore, the rebrand is showing that all women should feel like a bombshell wearing their merchandise. In addition, competitors like Savage X Fenty and Skims embrace all body types while still selling glamorous and sassy pieces in an array of sizes. In fact, Victoria’s Secret followed these brands in their leading steps and added more sizes. Yet, their overall fashion designs seemed to have faded and become dull.
The Old Aesthetic
Victoria’s Secret was known for the sparkles, shimmer, and intimate couture. It sold a dream across catalogs and tv screens. Also, the ultra glam of fantasy that the store would sell you. Evidently, when they added sizes, they got rid of their old Hollywood glamor aesthetic which led customers to other brands for size friendly and stylish pieces instead. Victoria’s Secret seems to have lost their sparkle. Victoria’s Secret went from being the number one lingerie store to competing against top brands that sold more than just quality. For example, Savage X Fenty is an affordable option with an array of funky and girly styles to choose from. The fashion show was a symbol of of an alluring enchantment. In addition, it’s aesthetic of the angels and mystique needs to come back revamped, to include more women from diverse backgrounds, not just fitting one mold.
Here are a few of my favorite chic looks from past years.
Adriana Lima in 2002
Naomi Campbell in 2003
The supermodel turns heads in her fiery and feisty dark angel wings with chains for an edgy take on the angel look. Her outfit is full of flames as she stuns everyone on the Victoria’s Secret Catwalk.
Candice Swanepoel in 2008
The supermodel is wearing a seashell inspired bra set which gives a mermaidcore look.
Heidi Klum in 2008
Heidi Klum is glowing in her red set with a bow to tie the look together.
Featured photo via Thomas Concordia