Dazzling lingerie from the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Few ladies can outshine a Victoria’s Secret model on the lingerie brand’s annual runway, but Taylor Swift sure gave it her best shot. The singer performed at last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, belting out tunes on the catwalk as models clad in the retailer’s over-the-top lingerie sets strutted past her.
But the show was, as always, about the models. Candice Swanepoel, the lucky Angel chosen to wear this year’s $10 million Fantasy Bra, led the pack as Fall Out Boy took to the runway’s stage for the first performance of the night. Fellow Angels Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge and Adriana Lima followed soon after, gliding down the glittery catwalk. Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, two of our favorite Brits, also made appearances at the blowout show.
The six themes of the evening were “British Invasion,” “Birds of Paradise,” “Parisian Nights,” “Shipwrecked,” “Snow Angels” and “PINK Network,” with the latter motif bringing out some bizarre, balloon-clad costumes as Neon Jungle gave an energetic performance. Luckily, as Swanepoel told us before the show, “That’s part of being a model — we wear stuff we don’t like, stuff that’s uncomfortable. But it’s our job to make it work.”
Like we said, though, T. Swift really rocked it, making two appearances on stage. The first, a cameo during Fall Out Boy’s set, saw the singer give the models some competition in an Britannia-themed get-up. But it was when she returned to the runway to perform “I Knew You Were Trouble” in a shimmery minidress that the show really kicked into high gear. Even the Angels (aka Swift’s newfound besties) couldn’t resist taking part in her performance, with Kloss busting a move in her VS catsuit and Aldridge and Lima each grabbing Swift’s hand as they stomped down the runway.
Look out, Angels — Taylor could mean “trouble” if she turns up to next year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show model casting.
The 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a wrap, and although you’ll have to wait until December 10 to watch the annual event on the small screen, you won’t have to hold out that long to see all the runway looks – as we have them all here!
With their intricately designed underwear complete with elaborate feather detailing, Brazilian models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio were the high fliers of the night, dazzling in lingerie adorned with wings. Adriana sported her scarlet wings for the Parisian Nights segment (pictured), while Alessandra donned her feathers for the Birds of Paradise section of the show.
The other themes in the show were The British Invasion, Shipwrecked, Snow Angels and PINK Network.
This year the catwalk show featured more models than ever strutting down the glittery runway, so scroll through our gallery to see the many gorgeous VS designs from the show.
In fine feather: Alessandra Ambrosio strutted down the catwalk at the Victoria’s Secret 2013 fashion show in the Bird of Paradise section of the show.
Alessandra also sported a lacy pale blue bra and panties for the show.
Adriana Lima sported scarlet stockings and suspenders complete with a huge feather boa.
Adriana also wore a ‘Pearly Queen’ inspired outfit as part of the British invasion section of the show with a reported 3,000 pearl buttons used to create her outfit.
Erin Heatherton sported a coral and red bird style outfit over white underwear.
Jacquelyn Jablonski wore two-toned feathers and mismatched briefs and corset bra.
Cara Delevingne strutted her stuff in a cheeky football kit as she carried a soccer ball while walking down the runway.
Karlie Kloss sported an extravagant pair of butterfly wings as she walked the catwalk.
Lily Aldridge paid tribute to Scotland with her checked underwear and ornate tartan wings.
Lily Donaldson sported pin stripes and toted an umbrella and black hat for her British-inspired outfit.
Singer Taylor Swift provided the soundtrack for the show in a dramatic Union Jack flag ensemble, complete with hat and matching heels.
The stage for the British Invasion section of the show was covered in Union Flags.
Barbara Fialho sported a chequered jumpsuit slashed open at the navel to reveal a black and white bra.
Kasia Struss donned a policeman’s helmet and held on to a whistle during the British section of the show.
This clever design incorporated a bearskin style officer’s hat as wings and red and gold ornate uniform for Behati Prinsloo.
Jourdan Dunn looked smart as a circus ringleader in a scarlet coat and leather heeled boots complete with walking cane.
Candice Swanepoel led the Victoria’s Secret models in the $10 million Fantasy Bra at the annual event.
The 2013 Royal Fantasy Bra, feature $10 million worth of diamonds, rubies and yellow sapphires, with a pear-cut ruby at the centre.
Izabel Goulart wore black lace, leather gloves and an ornate necklace.
Adriana sported a skimpy black and white embroidered ensemble complete with a hat and wings in the British-themed section.
Taylor sang to the angelic models amid the wintry scene.
Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima showed off their stunning figures in white and silver ensembles.
Karlie Kloss looked stunning in a body suit worn over underwear.
Alessandra wore a set of gothic-style black wings and turquoise underwear.
Adriana looked red hot in the Parisian Nights section of the show.
Behati Prinsloo cut a striking figure in a pair of enormous wings and silver show boots as part of the Snow Angels section.
Lindsay Ellingson looked seasonal in a snowflake corseted dress.
Lily Aldridge blows Taylor Swift an affectionate kiss as she performs.
Alessandra wore a velvet textured corset over frilly lingerie and a sheer cape.
Adriana Lima’s silvery white wings stretched high above her head.
Doutzen Kroes sports a black lacy intricately designed bra, panties and collar with feather boa for the Parisian Nights segment.
Adriana looking positively angelic in the Snow Angels section of the show.
Lais Ribeiro sported a music note headpiece and matching armband.
Erin Heatherton reached out for Cara Delevingne’s hand as they crossed on the catwalk.
Cara Delevingne wore sheer black with bright yellow gloves and shoes as she took to the catwalk.
The Shipwrecked section showed Candice Swanepoel in a beige lace bra with a swathe of cream velvet wrapped around her waist.
The models, including Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo interacted with the audience in the show’s finale.
The models celebrate the end of the show together.