Aside from being asked to walk the runway, one of the biggest honors for any model cast in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is receiving a pair of wings. Months of hard, exhausting work go into creating these larger-than-life accessories that are made up of everything from leather and lace to five pounds of Swarovski crystals! And much like snowflakes, no two wings are ever alike.
That being said, the history of the VS Angel wing is an interesting and yet, relatively unknown one. While many assume that the wings were created specifically for the annual fashion show, the first set of wings were actually used in a commercial to promote the brand’s famous ‘Angel Bra’ several years before making their debut on supermodel Karen Mulder in the 1998 fashion show. The wings garnered so much interest that the lingerie giant has made sure to include them in its show every year since with the task of trying to top what it did the year before. Read the rest of this entry »