Justin Bieber chirps six female names to the sound of cryptic post and easily unequivocal tweet. And this time fresh from his exploits for the benefit concert One Love Manchester that sparked the curiosity of Internet users is a list of names. Elsa, Jasmine, Sara, Romee, Stella, Martha. Who I am?
Immediately the beliebers launched a competition to fanciful speculation among those who argued that it was the Disney princesses and many imagined an unusual list of conquests or maybe friends. Apparently, however, it was not anything like that. All names, according to the followers, may be referred to Victoria's Secret angels: Elsa (Hosk), Jasmine (Tookes), Sara (Sampaio), Romee (Strijd), Stella (Maxwell), Martha (Hunt). Mystery revealed?
Who knows, even if it were so there would still be the question as to why this unexpected chirruping. Is this reserved for his fans to anticipate a possible participation of Bieber in the next Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?
Victoria's Secret is one of the most famous lingerie companies in the world, but in addition to the intimate creations also produces costumes, hosiery, footwear, fragrances, leather goods and beauty products and make up. In 2016 the company took the decision not to produce shoes, accessories, clothing and swimwear, with the latter due to the sales decline.
In July 2004 the directors of the company launched Pink, a line of clothes from home and sleepwear, beauty products, accessories and underwear specially designed for an audience of girls aged 15 to 22 years. The Pink models revolve toured the various campuses of the nation. The company sells its products to young people through MySpace in partnership with MTV.
In 2006, Ashlee Simpson was named spokesmodel for Pink becoming the first non-model representative of Victoria's Secret. In November 2007 the Victoria's Secret Angels (Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Selita Ebanks, Izabel Goulart, Marisa Miller and Miranda Kerr) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, crowning the fashion house as an icon of women's lingerie.
The company made history in 1999 with the first broadcast via web of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The show was advertised in the Super Bowl.
Generally, the Fashion Show takes place at the New York Armony on Lexington Avenue and shows mostly underwear and bras. The show has become a great event (and therefore expensive) characterized by elaborate lingerie and costumes, music and scenery that change depending on the different issues that are presenting the show, in 2011 the budget for the fashion show was $ 12 million compared a budget of $ 120,000 for the first show. The show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers participating each year. The huge angel wings worn by the models as well as other wings of various forms (butterfly, peacock, or devil wings) is a trademark of Victoria's Secret factory.
In 2004 instead of the annual parade, the Angels Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio have done an Angels Across America Tour, visiting the cities of New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. In 2006 and 2007 shows were held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. In 2006 he debuted on the catwalk the Pink Line and Justin Timberlake opened the show with his song "Sexy Back". The following year, during the show, has welcomed the Spice Girls, while Kanye West canceled his appearance because of the death of his mother, and was replaced by will.i.am.
In 2008 the parade was held at the Miami Beach Fountainebleu. Unlike other shows, the track was designed in parallel with the public seats. From 2009 to 2014 the show was held at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York. In 2011 Kanye West sang "Stronger", a tribute to his mother who had died before his concert in four years program before.
During the parade of 2012 in the "Calendar Girls" segment the model Karlie Kloss wore a majestic white feather headdress, red and black that touched to the ground, typical of Native Americans. On the image of the model it was unleashed a hail of criticism since it was deemed disrespectful of the history and traditions of Native Americans. The outfit was subsequently removed from the records which were broadcast on television.
In 2014 it was announced that the show would be held in London. In 2015 Rihanna was supposed to perform on the show alongside Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, however, she decided to cancel the show to focus on her new album and was replaced by Ellie Goulding. In 2016, the show was held at the Grand Palais in Paris and Lady Gaga performed with Million Reasons, A-Yo and John Wayne, with songs from her album Joanne. For the occasion, the singer also wore a jacket with wings, simulating the Angels.
During the fashion show it was presented the special and expensive bra line, Fantasy Bra. Initially thought to occur only in the Victoria's Secret catalog, it appears during the parade since 2001. These bras are made up of diamonds, emeralds and rubies.
The Fantasy Bra, after being worn during the parade were auctioned. The only ones to be sold were the VS Heavenly '70s Fantasy Bra worn in 2004 by Tyra Banks and Floral Fantasy Bra 2012 worn by Alessandra Ambrosio. Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima wore the Fantasy Bra in three years. Gisele Bündchen, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio have rather worn two Fantasy Bra.
Red Hot Fantasy Bra/Panties (2000) won the Guinness Book of Records as most expensive underwear ever created, with pirce tag of 15 million dollars. Harlequin Fantasy Bra (2009) and Bombshell Fantasy Bra (2010) were created by Damiani.
In 2014 for the first time are realeased two Fantasy bras, worn by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Along with the Fantasy Bra, the Swarovski Outfit is another important piece of the collection. Karolina Kurkova is the youngest model who has ever walked the Victoria's Secret catwalk. She was sixteen when she made her debut in 2000.
Caitriona Balfe (known for her starring role on the show Outlander) took off for Victoria's Secret in 2002. In 2012, Lais Ribeiro broke her ankle during practice. Not participating in the show, her two outfits were worn by Behati Prinsloo and Shanina Shaik. Gigi and Bella Hadid became in 2016 the first pair of sisters to pull together. Over the years, various materials have been used to produce the wings worn by the models during the fashion show, for example, cards, balloons and even candy.