The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is reportedly coming to an end. Since it began in 1995, the annual lingerie extravaganza has become a major talking point, with some of the world’s most famous supermodels and musicians gracing its catwalk.
However, parent company L Brands has cancelled this year’s televised event as part of an effort to “evolve” the brand messaging sent to customers. In recent years, the lingerie company has come under fire from critics for, amongst other things, a lack of diversity on the catwalk. Whether you love it or hate it, the Victoria’s Secret show has served some pretty iconic fashion looks over the years – as well as some major celebrity moments. These are particularly memorable…
A fresh-faced Gisele Bündchen taking to the catwalk in 1999.
The model was just 19 when she made her debut for the brand in a rather modest ivory dress.
Animal rights protesters storming the catwalk in 2002.
PETA targeted the show, holding placards calling out Bündchen, who fronted a campaign for American fur company Blackglama.
The Spice Girls performing in 2007.
The girl band kicked off their comeback tour with a surprise appearance at the event, delighting the crowds with a performance of “Stop”.
Adriana Lima stunning in a pair of dip-dye wings in 2008.
As the show got bigger, so did the costumes.
The show establishing a crew of regular Angels by 2009.
Including Heidi Klum, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Cara Delevingne’s dance moves going viral in 2013.
Fans loved the moment when the British “It” girl broke rank from the rest of the models, and threw her arms in the air in a pair of yellow rubber gloves.
Taylor Swift bringing down the house in 2014.
Taylor Swift made headlines when she performed a rendition of “I Knew You Were Trouble” as her ex Harry Styles watched on. Awks.
And in the same year, Ariana Grande almost getting taken out by a pair of angel wings.
Speaking of awkward, the pint-sized popstar had to duck on the catwalk to avoid getting hit in the face.
Maria Borges making history when she wore her natural hair on stage in 2015.
The model paved the way for Victoria’s Secret models in later years.
Jasmine Tookes wearing the $3 million 'Fantasy Bra' in 2016.
Wearing the coveted jewel-encrusted bra – the most expensive piece in the collection – has been considered one of the highest honors for an Angel.
The Weeknd having a cringey run-in with his ex in 2016.
The singer serenaded his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid as she strutted down the runway.
And in the same year, Martha Hunt wearing light-up wings.
It was one of the most popular catwalk looks from that year’s show.
Adriana Lima retiring in 2018.
Adriana Lima said a teary goodbye to the Victoria’s Secret catwalk after announcing her retirement from the lingerie giant after almost two decades. The model originally signed a contract with the brand in 2000, appearing in almost every show since.