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Victoria’s Secret models strut their stuff on a star-studded runway

Photo courtesy of Victoria’ s Secret Fashion Show 2016 Media Kit

As the first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to be held in Paris, all models were extremely excited to travel to the City of Lights.

At 51 models, the most the show has ever seen, 18 of those models had never walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret before.

All of the models traveled together on a private plane, dressed in matching VS Fashion Show 2016 crop tops and white high-waisted skinny jeans. After riding a few charter buses to the venue, the models began getting ready for the show.

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Adriana Lima. (Photo courtesy of Victoria’ s Secret Fashion Show 2016 Media Kit)

In an interview featured in a segment of the fashion show, Alessandra Ambrosio said that if you do a couple shows in Paris, you can model anywhere.

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With the theme being Moulin Rouge, the show opened with a Chinese New Year mini theme of bright reds, greens and blues. The theme was called Road Ahead.

The models were not accompanied by a live singer, but the glitter runway and thigh-high boots drew attention straight to the models.

Model Elsa Hosk even wore a Chinese dragon in place of Victoria’s Secret’s famous wings. Victoria’s Secret’s Instagram boasted that the purpose of this section was to focus on the accessories.

The second mini theme, called Mountain Romance, was Swedish, showcasing a lot of sheer folk dresses, puffy sleeves and long skirts. The models were accompanied by Lady Gaga, who sang “Million Reasons” in a floor length floral gown.

As featured in every VS Fashion Show, a section of the show is dedicated to the brand’s teenage line, PINK. Accompanied by Bruno Mars, who sang “Chunky” from his newest album “24K Magic,” the models encompassed the title of the brand, decked out in various shades of pink. The outfits included PINK’s famous dogs, sheer robes, athletic wear, ribbons and bows.

The Weeknd performed next with his hit song “Starboy.” The models dressed ready to hit the town in Paris, decked out in trench coats and neutral colors, accented with reds and greens. The most talked about moment from this section of the show was when Bella Hadid walked past The Weeknd, her ex-boyfriend.

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Bella Hadid. (Photo courtesy of Victoria’ s Secret Fashion Show 2016 Media Kit)

One Twitter user said that “Bella Hadid walked past her ex in the VS Fashion Show as he was singing to her so now I’m pretty convinced that girls can do anything.”

It was the pair’s first sighting together since their reported split and while Bella strutted past The Weeknd, he couldn’t keep his eyes off of her.

The final section of the show was mainly black. Lady Gaga referred to the models as “Black Angels” on Twitter, and her outfit matched the theme. Decked out in a glittery black jumpsuit and fringe hat, she sang “John Wayne” and walked around in huge platform heels.

Gigi Hadid danced along with Lady Gaga’s singing, and maybe danced a little too hard. She suffered a wardrobe malfunction in which one of the straps on her strappy lingerie jumpsuit broke off. Handling it with grace, she continued to walk the runway with confidence, and the wardrobe malfunction was cut from the recording. However, as all the models came out for the finale, the broken strap was visible.

This section also showcased the largest wings in the history of the show, worn by Joan Smalls. Irina Shayk, who wore a red robe with a lacy red bra, modeled while pregnant. At the end of the segment, Lady Gaga put on a white fringe jacket that sprouted wings when she turned around.

Jasmine Tookes wore the 3 million dollar Bright Night Fantasy Bra, made up of 9,000 gemstones at 450 carats.

At the finale of the show, gold glitter confetti rained down as the models and performers took one last bow.

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