Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars were among the performers in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one of the US’s most popular televised events.
Staged in the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan this year, models Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Shanina Shaik, Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and others walked the runway showcasing the famous brand’s lingerie. The show was divided into four categories: Circus, Dangerous Liaisons, Pink is Me and Calendar Girls.
Ambrosio wore the 2012 Fantasy Bra created by London Jewelers of Brooklyn, NY, valued at US$2Âˇ5 million. It features 5,200 precious gems, including amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies, white, pink and yellow diamonds, all set in 18 ct rose and yellow gold. This year’s show marks Ambrosio’s first time donning the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra.
The Bra features in Victoria’s Secret Christmas Dreams & Fantasies Catalogue and the Victoria’s Secret Holiday Ipad app.
The show, styled by Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, hits CBS in the US on December 4.
The company has donated US$1 million to victims of Hurricane Sandy.