With 47 models, 81 outfits, 39 pairs of wings, and two Fantasy Bras going into the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, you could expect there to be, oh, just a little bit of a frenzy happening backstage. Candice Swanepoel needed eye drops; Joan Smalls needed water; Lily Aldridge needed the ladies’ room. Through the scrum of photographers and press, you could see Doutzen Kroes sneak off with a salad, while her fellow Angels took turns spray-painting a mural devoted to London. The makeup tables were covered with backup hair extensions in every hue, plates of picked-at fruit, and jars of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. The models themselves donned pink slip robes, and managed to smile—or at least selfie—through it all.
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Kloss enjoys a rare break amidst the backstage melee.
Jablonski’s body confidence tip? “Be happy with yourself and what you have.”
like a little backstage bonding.
lookin’ at you, Ming Xi.
Q&A time for Adriana Lima.
Aldridge’s post-show plan: “I’m going to take a hot bath tonight.”
the smile that says, “In a few hours I can pig out.”
First-timer Taylor Hill says Lindsay Ellingson offered her some words of advice during rehearsals.
Fialho makes time for a mini photo-shoot. The room was designed to appear
some love for the 2014 host city.
was calling Alessandra Ambrosio “Ali”—here with her Mouwad-designed Fantasy
Fantasy Bras are worth $2 million apiece ($1 million a cup). So, yeah, no
models took turns spray-painting their favorite adjectives on the backstage
Shaik spends some quality time with the ghd hair team.
Fontana’s Moschino iPhone case is perfection.
Donaldson fueled up pre-show with a breakfast of bacon and porridge to “coat
your heart out, Banksy.
Dunn’s bob gets some Angel waves.
Swanepoel makes the interview rounds. Overheard: “Sex, or chocolate?”