Victoria’s Secret Show 2017: catwalk tumbles, after party secrets and best looks
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 took place overnight and we have all the goss from catwalk tumbles, to the after party that got shut down to the most show-stopping looks
An extravaganza of epic proportions, the VS Show provided as much behind-the-scenes drama as there was on the runway.
The fashion was, as always, completely over-the-top with eye-popping birds of paradise-style winged ensembles, sparkly black bat-like outfits, edgy pieces from the VSxBalmain collab, Disney Frozen-esque looks and bold, brightly coloured footwear and headdresses that wouldn't look out of a place in Brazil's Carnival. Lais Ribeiro wore the dazzling $2 million USD 'Fantasy Bra' while Harry Styles and Miguel provided the backing tracks, with Styles changing outfits almost as many times as the models.
However, the show seems to have been plagued with problems from the start with Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry and a number of other models not making it to the show, or even into the country due to visa issues. W Magazine reports during the show model Ming Xi took a tumble while walking down the catwalk, tripping over her ensemble and toppling to her knees. Luckily she had a guardian/VS angel nearby in the form of Gizele Oliveira who W reports, "...helped her up without missing a beat and applauded Xi as she finished her walk."
Then the fabled after party got shut down early with WWD reporting after the taping of show wrapped around 9pm the models including Bella Hadid and Taylor Hill headed to a nearby building for post-show partying, but, "...ten minutes before midnight, the music was cut abruptly." With uniformed police officers apparently arriving to shut the fun times down.
And finally, Alessandra Ambrosio has confirmed that after 17 years with the brand this will be her last appearance wearing the wings. We'll never know if the dramas plaguing this year's show contributed to that decision or not.
Scroll through for the most show-stopping looks from the show including the incredible Fantasy Bra and Alessandra's last turn wearing the wings:
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