The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the most highly anticipated television events of the holiday season. Next week, models, media, and celebrities will descend upon London for this year’s event, which boasts performances by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Hozier.
To mark the event, Harper’s Bazaar has put together a visual timeline of the Victoria's Secret fashion show through the years, and it’s certainly interesting to see how far the event has come in its almost 20-year history. The first show was held back in 1995 at the Plaza Hotel, was untelevised, and featured lingerie that’s downright modest—especially compared with some of the pieces from more recent years.
Not only is this year’s show packed with serious star power in the performance department, it also marks the first time not one but two Fantasy Bras will be modeled in the show. The bras will be worn by Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, two of the most famous Angels of all time, and will be worth $2 million each. Not too shabby, but nothing compared to the $15 million piece that Gisele Bundchen wore back in the year 2000. It still stands as the most expensive item of lingerie ever created.
Take a trip down memory lane with some of the photos of the years below, and then tune in to CBS when the show airs on Dec. 9.
[via Harper's Bazaar]