Backstage Fun at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013-2014
When do angels get down to the Earth form heaven? In a dream, you might think, and we would also add during the dumbfounding fashion shows of Victoria’s Secret, which appear to be more and more breathtaking with every year. Probably nowhere else can we find so much glamour, extravaganza, and chic in one place and with so many faces. Victoria’s Secret Angels are just perfect at presenting those dreamy and fairy-tale born pieces. However, apart from watching the glittery and binding Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013-2014, it’s also very spectacular to see what’s happening backstage.
Especially, when it is the Victoria’s Secret, the proportions of craziness and fun are at the hottest points. This is specifically obvious when looking through the backstage photos and reading the story of the creation of this fabulous fashion show. Particularly, it was the decision to involve Taylor Swift to do the show. Talking about it, Ed Razek, the chief creative officer of Victoria’s Secret notes, “I was having dinner with Lily Aldridge and told her it would be great if Taylor Swift would do the show. Lily said, ‘We both live in Nashville and we’re friends.’ I was incredulous, like you are friends with Taylor Swift? That’s like something imaginary, like you’re friends with Harvey the Rabbit. Lily sent her a note, and Taylor Swift said she would love to do the Victoria’s Secret show.”
So this was the very first guarantee of a memorable performance, which was realized by a spectacular duet of Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy. The second guarantee of the flawlessly effective show was the presence of the active and energetic angels, who really did a great job on the runway, also having tremendous fun backstage. Both the first and the second become clear from the photos, which demonstrate them posing for photographers while getting ready for the show, chatting and laughing, or just admiring and boasting their beauty. They are just gorgeous in any garments and with any looks, and if it weren’t for their active and lively character, these shows would not have the magnitude they have now. Their looks are what come to complement the impression created as traditionally eye-catching and attractive silhouettes, which are adorned with huge touches of femininity and elegance.
What the lead hair stylist noted about the VS models’ looks is that, “A bed head is a little matte and less shiny. I have to keep it underdone, silky and in pieces, but not overworked. It has to look shiny and beautiful.” The lead makeup artist adds, “It’s all about looking healthy and sexy. I add a very sheer, dusty red lipstick to the cheeks, nose, and lips. The girls are walking around in bras and knickers — they have to look healthy and sexy.”
As we can see, a huge work is done to achieve the perfect and stunning looks of the models, the result of which are the more and more perfected fashion shows of Victoria’s Secret.
Photos courtesy of WWD