Veteran Angels and wide-eyed newcomers alike took to the catwalk last month for Victoria's Secret's annual Fashion Show in New York City. Constance Jablonski (who has three VS shows already under her belt) told us that she looks forward to doing the show every year "because I can be myself, show my personality, interact with the crowd, and just have fun." And, just as Jablonski promised, the night certainly brought plenty of all of that — and more. The opening sequence of circus performers, stilt walkers, and acrobats provided plenty of treats for the eye from the get-go, but it was Adriana Lima's show-starting strut and ringmaster's getup (cape, top hat, and gilded over-the-knee boots) that really got the crowd in the mood.
In a segment called "Dangerous Liaisons," Lily Donaldson, Miranda Kerr, and Doutzen Kroes sauntered seductively in feathered wings and Swarovski Elements-covered corsets, while Rihanna (who looked quite model-esque in her own right) provided the first of the night's musical performances. Bruno Mars and his bopping group of jazz musicians stormed the runway for a segment titled "Calendar Girls": Erin Heatherton played January in golden wings and a Happy New Year sash, Hilary Rhoda made her VS catwalk debut in a St. Patrick's Day shamrock ensemble, and Karlie Kloss powered through November in a giant feathered headdress that is sure to get tongues wagging.
Clad in bright white and surrounded by a dozen backup dancers, Justin Bieber delivered a high-energy performance that had everyone — including first time VS catwalkers Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn — sashaying and dancing their hearts out. "I never thought I'd be doing the robot in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," Dunn had revealed to us backstage before the show, but if she was nervous on the runway you definitely couldn't tell. With her cheeky gaze and razor-sharp moves, she looked like a seasoned pro.
The show airs on CBS on Dec. 4; preview all the action here.