The most romantic city in the world got a whole lot sexier as the stunning Victoria's Secret Angels took to the runway in one of the year's grandest fashion shows. The likes of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Alessandra Ambrosio graced this year's Paris show in a head-turning spectacle.
The city of Paris became brighter and bolder on the evening of November 30 when 51 of the world's most beautiful women took the runway to show off this year's collection of Victoria's Secret lingerie. This was the very first time the French capital played host to the iconic pink carpet.
The 2016 VS Show also featured the first winged walks of models Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Bella Hadid. Jenner, who was invited to walk in the 2015 show, was forced to decline the Victoria's Secret invitation the previous year due to a schedule conflict.
According to a report by The New York Times, the star-studded runway show featured 82 different looks and ran for 45 minutes. The show also included live performances by the likes of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Bella Hadid's ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd.
Reports have indicated that the show is a product of 18 months of planning. The event itself was a two-week joint effort that involved 45 transport vehicles, several security measures, and a massive staff of organizers, designers, and event coordinators.
The fantastic runway show was held in Paris' Grand Palais. Reports have indicated that The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2016 is the most expensive runway show in history, boasting an overall investment cost of more than $20 million.
The show highlight featured model, Jasmine Tookes, adorning the dazzling $3 million Fantasy Bra that was composed of over 9000 precious stones adding up to more than 450 carats. According to Telegraph UK, the bedazzled bra was designed by world-renowned jeweler, Eddie Borgo, and took over 700 hours of work to finish.
The lingerie extravaganza ended in a shower of gold and silver confetti, breathtaking models featuring seven-foot wings, and a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience. The record-breaking fashion show is set to air on CBS on the evening of December 5, with videos posted to the Victoria's Secret official website the following day.