They’re some of the most beautiful women in the world and tonight (November 10) the Angels of Victoria’s Secret joined forces at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City for its annual star-studded runway show.
Adriana Lima opened the show in a giant set of wings, making her return to the catwalk for the first time since giving birth to daughter Valentina a year ago.
Backstage she told reporters: “To be back in shape for the fashion show, it wasn’t easy for me. I really worked very hard.”
Adriana gained 50 pounds in her pregnancy. She has been hitting the gym seven days a week, she said. “I’m very proud of myself, I gotta say, because it wasn’t easy. Sometimes I would go to work out and I had, like, days of not sleeping.”
Adriana undoubtedly looked back in pre-pregnancy shape as she modelled the $2 million Bombshell Fantasy diamond bra she first debuted last month.
Designed in collaboration with Italian jeweller Damiani, and containing more than 3000 jewels, the piece took six craftsmen 1500 hours of work to complete.
On the catwalk, Adriana was joined by Selita Ebanks, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Lily Donaldson, Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam, Izabel Goulart, Isabeli Fontana, Erin Heatherton, Chanel Iman, Candice Swanepoel and fellow Brazilian beauty Alessandra Ambrosio.
Conspicuously absent was Heidi Klum, who bowed out of the Victoria’s Secret label recently.
“Obviously, it’s different,” said Alessandra, when asked about Heidi’s departure. Added Adriana: “I miss the way she walks and her laugh and her personality.”
Also missing in action? Mom-to-be Miranda Kerr, who is expecting her first child with actor Orlando Bloom.
Pregnant Doutzen Kroes, who married to DJ/producer Sunnery James earlier this week, was also understandably otherwise engaged.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to air on CBS on November 30.