Watch The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
For many people the idea of a fashion show is a snooze-fest. After all, a fashion show is little more than a bunch of models walking down a catwalk in clothing that will never make it to market. Well, that's true in most cases, but the Victoria Secret Fashion Show is a show of an entirely different color.
Initially the VS show featured major models wearing the brand's newest lingerie offerings. It has since grown to include the sleepwear and clothing line offered by the store. The show involves costume changes, major themes and plots, different set designs to elaborate on those plots, and major performances by the hottest artists of today. In the last 10 years the show has grown more elaborate and the 2012 show, which airs on CBS, is sure to be a full-on entertainment powerhouse.
The week leading up to the show is a full-blown extravaganza and this year the brand is pulling out all of the stops. The 2012 show will take place on December 4th on CBS, but it has been hyped for the last seven days. The company has employed an entire YouTube channel to help spread the world. The online videos have since gone viral and include interviews with the celebrities slated to perform, and sneak peaks of the merchandise viewers will see strutting down the runway in just a short time.
Miranda Kerr, the supermodel married to Hollywood heartthrob, Orlando Bloom, is a headliner of the show, as are several other supermodels with various ties to Hollywood. Adriana Lima, the lead model in the 2008 Victoria Secret Super Bowl ad, is also slated to model several of the more elaborate designs. Rounding out the grouping will be Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Lindsay Ellingson. These Victoria Secret Angels are sure to make a few hearts beat quicker.
If the model walking the runway aren't enough to drive people to tune in than perhaps the slew of celebrity performers scheduled to be on hand will. Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Rhianna will all be performing hits from their latest album during the show.
The performers are set to perform their hit songs to different set designs that will feature the different lines that Victoria Secret offers in their stores. For example, the PINK line, which is geared towards teens and 20-somethings, will feature an elaborate set all its own. The Angels line will also have its own performances and set designs.
Victoria Secret has risen up the ranks to the most popular and well-recognized lingerie brands in the world. Rivaled by few, the brand has worked hard to maintain a hip, stylish and, above all else, sexy image. The brand set out to create a fashion show that would help market their brand of lingerie and sleepwear. The show became instantly popular and made its television debut, originally on ABC. Since then and every year thereafter the show has premiered on CBS.
The fashion show that is featured on TV each year prior to the holidays helps to maintain that very image. Each year the show becomes more interesting, more elaborate and more showy. Millions are planning to tune in and there are plenty of web extras to be had as well, including backstage access and great interviews. If past years dictate the future, the 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show is sure to be a wonder to behold.
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Enjoy this year's fashion with the V.S. Angels and performances by Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Enjoy this year's fashion and performances by Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World, and Neon Jungle.