Newly woke Victoria’s Secret: now the fat really is in the fire


Newly woke Victoria’s Secret: now the fat really is in the fire

Purveyor of fine underpants and brassieres finally seems to have caught a wake-up about its dated image

Bethan Holt

A lot of fashion things which were once accepted have come to look very wrong over the past few years. But none have grown to seem quite so outdated as the Victoria’s Secret catwalk show. 

With its parade of ultra-honed supermodels in skimpy underwear created to delight the male gaze, the show’s pornographic aesthetic has gone from being just-about tolerable when glossed over with claims of being “empowering” to looking out of step with modern attitudes. 

Once a highlight in the fashion calendar, viewing figures have declined in recent years and headlines about the spectacle have become more likely to focus on the objectification of women than specific details of the intense workout and diet regimes followed by the Angels to achieve their “perfect” bodies. ..

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