Dear VS Fashion Show,
Whether they were lusting after or crying over the models that strutted down the catwalk during last night’s (December 8) premiere of the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, there’s no doubt that most of the world was tuning in.
After all, the pop culture spectacle is one of the most anticipated television events of the year — and for some good reason too. We’re always impressed with America’s most well-known lingerie brand’s ability to lock down the world’s top models and music’s biggest stars year after year.
That being said, the pageantry of it all is getting old. Keep the stars, keep the undeniably sexy lingerie — but maybe shake things up in 2016?
#VictoriasSecretAngels – both in front of, and behind the camera – we would be lying if we said we didn’t love your work. Our drawers are full of…well, your draws. There’s clearly nothing more enjoyable than binge-eating to silence the negative feels we’re overcome with throughout the duration of your televised runway show — but that’s on us.
Irregardless, were wondering if next year you’d (as Bill Nye would say) “consider the following:”
How about some diversity?! We’re not just talking about ethnicities — this year’s show did feature a ton of beautiful women from all around the world. We’d just love to see some different ages and body types showcased in the way that young, tall, slim figures typically are during your fashion show. It’s no secret (pun intended) that the #BeautyBeyondSize movement has pushed body positivity to the forefront of pop culture — and we’re not talking about having a couple size 12s (barely?) strut down the runway. There is little value in representing just two separate body types — wouldn’t you rather celebrate a variety of women, all the different beautiful ladies who shop at your retail stores — than just one niche market?
We know that those DDD bras and XL panties exist in your stores across the world — quite honestly, we love them. So, why not take a page out of Montreal retailer Addition Elle‘s book and have “plus size” (which, she really isn’t, but we digress) model Ashley Graham #werk the runway; how about showcasing different kinds of women who can feel powerful and sexy wearing your line?
While you’re at it, why not ban cell phones in the audience? Not your fault, but have you noticed how confusing and/or disturbing it is watching a mother take photos of her adult daughter in her underwear — only to post them on social media for the entire world to see? We see you Trap Queen Kris Jenner, we see you #smh.
— Katie Corvino (@kTc0rvin0) December 9, 2015
Finally — our last point, we swear — try to organically integrate the musical guests within the choreographed show. While Selena Gomez’s performance fit in perfectly (although it stirred up its fair share of controversy), it was hard not to label The Weeknd as a cat-caller on the catwalk watching him sing to the angels about how they’ve “earned it?” QUESTION MARK?
We think these are pretty reasonable requests, don’t you?