Review: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is trafficking in girl power
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In the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs on Dec. 10 on CBS, 40 genetically gifted models flaunt their bums in elaborate outfits unlike anything sold in the store. There’s a racy soccer star, a hot policewoman, and an enticing equestrian. It’s a parade of sexy Halloween costumes—a tween parent’s worst nightmare. The hour includes performances by Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy, who simultaneously sing and mingle with the girls, as well as pans to screaming Victoria’s Secret retail associates in the enthusiastic front row. Fashion designer Valentino Garavani is there, as are jaded bloggers and, of course, Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine. His fiancée, Behati Prinsloo, walks as one of the brand’s famed Angels: sequined vest, white panties, 10-foot feathered wings.

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