On Wednesday, New York City was treated to the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2010, which was dubbed “A Night of a Thousand Fantasies”. The show housed at the Lexington Avenue Armory, opened with pop star Katy Perry. Perry, a perfect fit for the Victoria’s Secret show, performing her new song “Firework” in a lavender bustier and leotard combo designed by Todd Thomas. The new Mrs. Russell Brand, also sang “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls” in a yellow PVC ensemble, also designed by Todd Thomas. Perry later tweeted, “First time I’ve heard #FIREWORK!! On the radio! On KTU!! GO GO GO”.
This year’s models included Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton and Karolina Kurkova. Absent was Heidi Klum, who decided to leave Victoria’s Secret after 13 years of affliation with the brand. Also missing was model Miranda Kerr, who is currently expecting her first child with actor Orlando Bloom. Adrian Lima, 29, gained 50 lbs. last year during her pregnancy with daughter Valentina, told New York Magazine prior to the show that she eats almost zero carbs and works out two hours a day. “For me, for example, if I eat chocolate or have dairy I will feel puffy. Sometimes carbs make me feel puffy — it makes me swollen.”, Lima further stated. During the fashion show, Lima looked the opposite of swollen and her physique gave no indication of the 50 lbs. of baby weight. As a matter of fact, Victoria’s Secret fitted Lima with a bra encrusted in Diamiani diamonds and sapphires that’s valued at $2 million, while Akon performed his hit “Angel”.
Karolina Kurkova, 26 and a native of the Czech Republic, and previously criticized by the Brazilian press as having “too much back fat, love handles, and cellulite” wore a cheetah-print set adorned with peacock wings. Kurkova states the Victoria’s Secret figure is difficult to keep. “I try to eat organic all the time. I don’t eat white sugar, white flour, processed food”, Kurkova says. Well, Karolina…neither do we, but somehow we haven’t been able to attain your flat tummy!
Of the many over the top outfits, there were a few standouts. Rosie Huntington-Whitely, who dates actor Jason Statham, took a break from filiming Transformers 3 with Shia LeBouf, also modeled in last night’s show. Rosie sported a red, sheer corset and panty set with the signature “Angel” wings. Supermodel Chanel Iman, wore several outfits, including a vintage-inspired black and white ensemble, while spraying the runway with bubbles. Alessandra Ambrosio in one scene, wore a sequined, monokini in animal print paired with gorgeous thigh-high boots.
Walking the red carpet prior to the Victoria’s Secret show, were Paris and Nicky Hilton, Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (recently booted from “Dancing With The Stars”), and model Selita Ebanks. The afterparty at New York City’s Lavo was also well attended by models, celebs, and those wanting to be seen with all of the above.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show can be seen on Tuesday, November 30th at 10/9c on CBS.