On December 5, 2016 over 190 countries tuned in to watch Victoria’s Secret (VS) 2016 holiday collection. Their yearly runway shows always bring about a night of glamour. There were 51 models wearing 82 runway looks over an hour long show with special guest performances included Lady Gaga, The Weekend and Bruno Mars.
This year American Model Jasmine Tookes was selected to wear The Fantasy Bra, worth $3 million, adorned with over 9,000 precious stones of emeralds and diamonds set in 18 karat gold.
The image of the angels doesn’t deviate far from their sexy, fresh faced girl next door look and this year was no exception. World renowned French makeup artist, Tom Peachex, created their sultry brown eyes with tons of Max Factor mascara, bronzed cheek and a VS Velvet Matt Cream Lip Stain in a nude lip. Lead hairstylist Anthony Turner looked after the Angels polished waves that he created with the VS beachwaver. Tying in their Parisian look, VS used appropriately their Paris Perfume, capturing the scent of winter gardens and “sparkle of the Effiel Tower”.
There was a good mix of veteran faces along with newer models, such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to name a few.
The yearly show has been a night for the family and since I was a child we have tuned in together. This years, show brought about a different element of taking the NYC based show to Paris and giving it that Parisian charm. With all of the colorful ensembles and embellishments it didn’t disappoint on the theatrics and I look forward to what they have in store for us next year.
Written by Heather Rochford Photos Credit: Victoria Secrets Press