This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place in Paris next week, which means there’s no Thanksgiving meal (or even a croissant crumb, probably) for the models set to walk the lingerie extravaganza.
In the run-up to the show, VS has released a series of teaser clips breaking down all the necessary preparations; it’s not just a case of putting on some lacy thongs the morning of, you know!? There’s been footage of the design process, the artisans behind the costumes, and even the castings (which always seems a little mean-spirited, because you can often spot models who didn’t make the cut). And the latest video details the much-dreaded model fittings, offering a first look at a number of the outfits that’ll feature in the show. They’re as sexy and nonsensical as ever.
At various points in the video, producers tell the models they’ve landed the honor of opening or closing a different part of the show (each VS Fashion Show features six “stories,” or sets of lingerie tied together with a tenuous flouncy theme). Devon, above, is giving her best “OMG yay me” face after being told she’s opening a runway. It’s a great change of pace from the models’ generic oohing and aahing, as if they’re going to offer #realtalk and be like, “actually I feel quite ridiculous and these wings are going to poke someone’s eye out.