Skip navigation! Story from Victoria's Secret. Harry Styles and Miguel performed. But having watched the show unfold in person for the first time as a guest and not a viewer not to mention, experiencing the thrill that comes with seeing a brand I grew up with celebrated in the country I was born in , I realized that there was a gap in reality: It was obvious that what was supposed to have been the culmination of a years-long partnership between an American brand and the Chinese government was less smooth than it will ultimately appear on television.
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The lingerie giant's annual showcase attracts some of the biggest names in fashion and took place in New York on Thursday. The 'angels' wore a variety of looks, from floral swimsuits to feathered wings while the night included performances from Rita Ora and Bebe Rexha. Jenner, 23, returned from a year away to be one of the fashion show's main draws and appeared confident as she strutted alongside her close friends Bella and Gigi Hadid. One of Jenner's outfits was black lace coupled with sparkling diamonds while another saw the part-time reality TV star wearing a patterned miniskirt. Kendall's mother, Kris, said she was "proud" of her daughter as she shared pictures of her on the runway to Instagram. She captioned the post: "Simply stunning!!
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If the publicity surrounding the event is to be believed, the opportunity to wear the "Angel Wings" and strut, almost naked, in spindly heels, is for a coterie of chosen models, the lingerie equivalent of winning an Oscar. That is, if an Oscar could be infused somehow with the zealous pageantry of an ice-skating routine, the nobility of a university graduation and the sacredness normally bestowed upon a rite of passage into womanhood, such as a Bat Mitzvah. Less noble perhaps, is the shopping mall ideal of sexiness required by the models to generate in front of roughly 18, onlookers, while wearing their body weight in props attached mainly to their back. Not all models make it, some become casualties of the runway condolences to Ming Xi who described her stumble as "traumatic".
On Tuesday, Bloom penned an essay for Them to further elaborate on what becoming an angel would mean to her: "We need models who will be radical and disruptive," she writes. We need models that will demand to be included in casting decisions, because the world is changing. But now the eldest Kardashian is taking on Capitol Hill to lobby for cosmetics reform. According to The Hill, Kourtney is teaming up with the Environmental Working Group to fight for updated legislation concerning beauty products to make them more safe for both people and the environment. Frank Pallone Jr.