VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOW: 2007 LOS ANGELES PART 2 OF 2
Victoria's Secret is a retailer of lingerie, women's clothing and beauty products. It is a segment of specialty retail business, Limited Brands with an operating income of US$958 million in 2006. Victoria's Secret is well known for its fashion shows and catalogues, which feature top fashion models.
The company made history in 1999 with the first web broadcast of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show which drew 1.5 million viewers, with many others unable to view the show. The fashion show was advertised on the Super Bowl.
The fashion show is generally held in the New York Armory on Lexington Avenue. It features mostly lingeries and a multi million-dollar Fantasy Bra. The show has since evolved into a lavish event with elaborate costumed-lingerie, varying music and set design according to the different themes running within the show.
The show attracts hundreds of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie; and entertainers, with special performers and/or acts every year. The giant angel wings worn by the models, as well as other wings of various forms and sizes such as butterfly, peacock, or devil wings, are Victoria's Secret's fashion trademark. The fashion show is also a meeting of today's supermodels, who are always posing in the middle, after the final walk.
In 2004, the show was cancelled after a wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show broadcast by CBS caused Justin Timberlake to bare Janet Jackson's breast. In the past, most of the clothing exhibited was not available to the general public, but in 2005, the show was specifically redesigned to feature clothing available to the general public through the catalogue