This event is one of the most important in the fashion world and always paralyzes the whole industry. But is it really that amazing?
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held once again. This is an event that always paralyzes the fashion world, in which even the announcements about who will participate in the runway and about which models will make their debut and which will be removed are always important for the industry, especially for everything that revolves around lingerie. However, is this catwalk so special? What has it that paralyzes us and makes us want to watch it? What did it bring this year?
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What is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?
It is perhaps one of the most anticipated runways of the year. In this model the famous Victoria's Secret angels, around thirteen models selected by the brand to be the mannequins of their new lingerie garments. It is celebrated since 1996, and year after year the famous brand of female underwear recruits its angels within the most renowned models of the industry.
It is very important because this show helps to catapult the career of many unrecognized models or to consolidate that of others that already are famous. Every year it presents its new lingerie collection and the new version of the famous Fantasy Bra, a luxury handmade bra that usually launches the brand.
This year's version
This year's edition was the 22nd celebration of the catwalk. It took place on November 8 in the city of New York. In the runway of this year participated 56 top models, among which there are the 12 angels. They all model the brand's new clothes, but only these 12 models wear the prized wings of Victoria's Secret.
The Fantasy Bra, on the other hand, was worn by model Elsa Hosk who open the show. According to the newspaper La Vanguardia, this garment is valued at one million dollars, since it is made almost exclusively by Swarovski diamonds.
The models walk to the rhythm of Rita Ora, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Kelsea Ballerini, Leela James, and The Struts. The catwalk will be broadcast on December 2 of this year by ABC. However, several details of what happened during the show are already known.
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Is it no longer in?
In recent years it has been seen from the public a radical change in the catwalks. Numerous brands in the most important fashion weeks have used among their mannequins trans models and models of different races, not only as an inclusive policy but now this diversity enters into the aesthetics of many of their collections.
This is the case of Savage Fenty, one of the runways that gave what to talk during the New York Fashion Week, in which women with different bodies and colors modeled lingerie in a celebration of femininity in its various facets. This is not the case with Victoria's Secret, which continues to promote the same model of white and thin body year after year.
It does not do it only with the models that it chooses for its show, but also with its designs, which highlight the bones of the body and which look good only in very thin women and with the measurements of their models. That is, Victoria's Secret is not suitable for real women.
The photographs shared by the model Bella Hadid, who also modeled in the SavagexFenty show, in her social networks, in which she is almost skeletal, are impressive. This model of a woman, although it is one among many, is precisely that: one among many other types of women. This is much more complex when it comes to lingerie, the garments to seduce.
This exclusivity of Victoria's Secret with respect to the women it chooses as her angels give an erroneous message about what is attractive in a woman and in a female body in general since it does not accept any diversity. On the other hand, we also see how the models pose in unnatural positions, impossible for a working woman, for example.
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Victoria's Secret, in addition, has years without innovating in terms of hairstyle and staging. As seen in the picture of Hadid, the brand combs and makes up its models always with the same style. The staging always has artists from the American scene.
Although the brand has tried to appease the criticism with the inclusion of Winnie Harlow, a model that suffers vitiligo but otherwise has the same strict measures of the other models of the catwalk, it is clear the message it sends to women and men of the world: only this type of woman is a seductive and attractive woman.
LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Rodríguez Pabón
Translated from "El Victoria's Secret Frashion Show ya no está in"
* The opinion of the editor does not represent the average
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