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In pictures: major moments in the history of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Nov 2, 2016

News that the upcoming Victoria's Secret catwalk show will be held at the Grand Palais exhibition center and museum in Paris caused a sensation in the fashion world. This is a first for the famous lingerie label, which has never before held one of its legendary shows in the French capital. The event will be broadcast December 5 on CBS.

Naomi CampbellHere, runway megastar Naomi Campbell can be seen modelling for the second time for the Victoria's Secret brand, wearing a black satin bra and briefs. The supermodel, who went on to take part in many Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, trod the catwalk alongside Karen Mulder, Heidi Klum, Laetitia Casta, Stephanie Seymour and Tyra Banks. February 4, 1997, New York, USA.©AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

From Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Karen Mulder, Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio to Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid -- to name just a few -- all of the world's most famous models have walked the runway at the legendary Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, each leaving their mark on the brand's history.

From the arrival of the label's emblematic Angels to the spectacular costumes and the first TV broadcast, here's a look at some of the shows -- and their stars -- who have shaped the now legendary "Fashion Show."

Tyra Banks The brand’s now famous Angels first took to the runway in 1998. Here’s Tyra Banks in Angel attire. Today, the Victoria’s Secret Angels are the envy of models all over the world. February 3, 1998, New York, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO/Jon LEVY

Laetitia Casta Now shown on CBS, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was broadcast for the first time online at Broadcast.com. That year, Laetitia Casta, Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum and Karen Mulder were picked to present the new collection. February 3, 1999, New York, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO / Stan HONDA

Eva Herzigová The year 2000 was a turning point in the history of the legendary Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, as the Angels traveled across the Atlantic for the first time to stage a show in Cannes, at the height of the French Rivera town’s annual film festival. Eva Herzigová, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurková and Stephanie Seymour were among the models to make the trip. May 18, 2000, Cannes, France. - ©GERARD JULIEN / AFP

Gisele Bündchen The lingerie brand’s show was broadcast for the first time on CBS, a few days after the event. Like the previous year, several celebrities came to join the show, with performances form the likes of Phil Collins and Destiny's Child. A star of the show for few years already, Gisele Bündchen became a key figure in the Angels line-up. November 14, 2002. - ©AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

Doutzen Kroes After skipping a year in 2004 to focus on a special US tour, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returned with a particularly sensual and mouth-watering edition. The brand brought its sexiest models to the runway in a show themed on life-sized toys and sweet candy. The show proved quite a performance, and saw Doutzen Kroes make her first appearance for the label. November 9, 2005, New York, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

Adriana Lima After modelling for the label for several years, the show-stopping Brazilian was picked to wear the "Fantasy Bra" for the first time. That year, it was called the "Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra" and cost no less than $5 million. In total, the young model has been picked to wear the “Fantasy Bra” three times. November 15, 2008, Miami, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Cara Delevingne The British model -- very much in demand among labels and designers -- took part in her second and final show for the lingerie label in 2013. November 13, 2013, New York, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand

Cindy Bruna Three stunning French models starred in the 2015 edition of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Cindy Bruna, Pauline Hoarau Constance Jablonski. Perhaps it was a sign of things to come, since the 2016 show will be held in the French capital. Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner made their first appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2015. November 10, 2015, New York, USA. - ©AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD


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