The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show might have had its fair share of flubs leading up to the big event — Katy Perry, scheduled to be a performer, was reportedly denied a visa by the Chinese government, and many models scheduled to make appearances ran into similar issues, Gigi Hadid supposedly included — but on Monday, the Angels strapped on their wings and got to work.
Highlights included Karlie Kloss making her big return in Shanghai after taking a break from working with the brand and Candice Swanepoel doing the same after sitting out last year after having her son. Harry Styles, Miguel, and Jane Zhang performed while the models walked on by. Then there were the Balmain outfits designed by Olivier Rousteing and, of course, the Fantasy Bra, made from diamonds and gems worth millions of dollars and worn this year by Lais Ribiero.
Of course, the show should be looked at through a skeptical lens, especially because new research shows that some women feel worse about their bodies after looking at images of thin models wearing nothing but their undergarments. While these women are beautiful, it’s important to remember that it takes hours of hair and makeup and months of training to get ready to hit the runway.
Click through above for photos from the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and tune in when it airs on CBS Nov. 28 at 10/9 c — if you dare (or care).