Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Angels prepare for the Victoria's Secret Show 2013

Adriana Lima in her 'Pearly Queen' costume Photo: CR Fashion Book/Instagram
Adriana Lima in her 'Pearly Queen' costume Photo: CR Fashion Book/Instagram
Lindsay Ellingson in her snowflake costume. Photo: Lindsay Ellingson/Instagram
Behati Prinsloo in two of her costumes. Photos: Behati Prinsloo/Instagram/YouTube

Bibi Sowray

Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Lindsay Ellingson offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of their fittings for the upcoming Victoria's Secret Show 2013

Here come the girls! There are just three days to go until we see the body beautiful of Victoria's Secret take to the catwalk for the lingerie brand's annual show spectacular, and boy are we excited.

It seems said beauties are too, as they've been giving us behind-the-scenes peeks at their costume fittings left, right and centre over the weekend.

So, what can we expect? Well, Adriana Lima, the brand's longest-reigning 'Angel', will, rather fittingly, be transformed into a queen - a Pearly Queen to be precise. But you can dismiss all ideas of a demure pearl-encrusted skirt suit. Instead, imagine the front of the jacket was cut away and the skirt was turned into a G-string and you're pretty much there. Add a pair of fluffy white marabou feather wings and, voila, a very risqué reimagining of a London tradition.

Lindsay Ellingson, who will walk for the sixth time, will sport an intricate piece created using a 3-D printer and fashioned to look like a bedazzled snowflake.

"It's exciting that we get to use this - we've never done it," Victoria's Secret collection design coordinator Sarah Sophia Lidz told Style.com . "It's the first time, and it will be perfect for this section, too. It's called Snow Angels, and it's really a nod to the iconic Victoria's Secret theme, with beautiful white wings inspired by snowflakes, snowfall, frost, the northern lights-there's a lot of Swarovski."

Behati Prinsloo will (a little bafflingly) be playing some kind of kinky Beefeater for at least part of the show - she's also posted a photo of herself in a crystal-encrusted creation, which we assume is for the 'Snow Angels' section.

Though there'll be no Miranda Kerr, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn or One Direction, who were rumoured to be performing, we think it's still going to be one hell of a show - check back on Thursday morning for all the action.

In the meantime, find out what it really takes to be a Victoria's Secret Angel.


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