Every year, the Victoria’s Secret fashion show brings us colourful lingerie, gorgeous backdrops, lively music, and of course, the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Though there are criticisms that the brand is losing its lustre (according to Vox, last year’s broadcast had the lowest ratings ever, while brands like Savage x Fenty are redefining the meaning of sexy by using size-inclusive models), you can’t deny that VS knows how to put on a show.
From tartan to feathers to celestial touches, each outfit made a statement (whether good or bad is up for debate) as the models strutted across the runway. Stars from the Insta-generation like Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walked alongside Angel veterans like Adriana Lima for an unforgettable show filled with plenty of smiles and even some tears (Lima announced her retirement and was fully moved during a tribute video). Sadly, you’ll have to wait till next month to watch the full thing on TV (Sunday, December 2 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV), but in the meantime, check out some great and some questionable showstopping looks below.
The most interesting looks from the 2018 Victoria’s Secret fashion show
gigi hadidGigi Hadid looks like the sexy gym class substitute you had in grade three, who's like "Hey guys, wanna play the parachute game?" But then you find out that she's actually the disgruntled art teacher who lost her job by breaking into the equipment room to paint on the gym parachute.Getty Images
winnie harlowCanada's own Winnie Harlow looks as sweet as candy in this very pink look. Though she pulls it off quite well, anyone else wearing an ill-fitting sequin tank top, accented by asymmetric pink feather pom poms and feather-adorned heels would probably look a little bit stupid.Getty Images
duckie thotDuckie's beauty is unparalleled, but this outfit looks like a savvy flight attendant was asked to be in a runway show and only had 30 minutes to DIY her costume by re-purposing her uniform. Also, the theme of that fashion show was "Tigers, fireworks and psychedelic drugs."Getty Images
gigi hadidTartan looks good on Gigi, in this McQueen/Westwood-esque lingerie set. We like that this outfit comes complete with a practical fanny pack because, you know, most undergarments lack pockets.Getty Images
ming xiMing is undeniably beautiful despite the fact that this outfit seems to be confused about the climate in which it should be worn. The bathing suit says "poolside," while the scarf says "Edwardian winter painting."Getty Images
adriana limaIn her very last show (18th, to be exact) Adriana looks just as, if not more, radiant than when she started. Wearing a gorgeous bejewelled sheer shirt paired with a feather halo-wing hybrid accent, she shines.Getty Images
adriana limaSpeaking of shine, here she's at it again this time with a little help from the moon. The deep V of the black lace body suit is a nice contrast to the silver, and we're pretty sure no one else could wear a crescent moon quite as well as Adriana can.Getty Images
elsa hoskHere it is, the Fantasy Bra worn by Elsa Hosk. Lucky for you, a replica of the bra will be sold online and at select VS stores for only $250, just a fraction of the original $1 million price tag.Getty Images
jourdana phillipsBack to the celestial theme. Jourdana's sheer cape top is giving us very witchy vibes. From the beautiful star applique to her cropped 'do, we are positively bewitched.Getty Images
lais ribeiroIf Jourdana was a witch, then Lais is the Mother of All Witches in this spellbinding gothic concoction. It's as though someone put a painting of Mother Mary, a dominatrix, a Playboy bunny and a few Tarot cards into a metaphorical Kitchen Aid mixer and this is what happened.Getty Images
bella hadidBella looks like a dream in this feathery baby blue number. We can't say it's not predictable, but if she's going for VS Angel, she nails it.Getty Images
kendall jennerAh, Kendall, living out all her sisters' dreams in an impossibly short tartan skirt. The social media starlet looks fresh faced and cute in this grown-up schoolgirl-goes-rouge look.Getty Images
romee strijdThe dazzling delicate jewels that hang from this bodysuit are so exquisite that you almost don't need that star-like accent on Romee's back. Nevertheless, it's one of the most intricate looks this year.Getty Images