Each Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show involves “countless people” from electricians to couturiers, says its executive producer.
The annual event sees models take to the catwalk to show off lingerie from the underwear giant. Monica Mitro revealed how much work goes into the annual event.
“Each show is nine months in the making and involves countless people from artisans, couturiers, gaffers and electricians to photographers – and of course the Angels,” she told British magazine Grazia.
Monica is involved in everything from initial themes to the final edit and has been with Victoria’s Secret for 20 years. She came up with the idea of the $1 million fantasy bra, which was worn by Claudia Schiffer in 1996.
This year 40 models appeared on the catwalk for the iconic event and Monica is thrilled to have helped launch so many careers.
“Once you’re in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, all the agents want to meet you,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of success – Miranda [Kerr], Alessandra [Ambrosio], Behati [Prinsloo] and Candice [Swanepoel] all came in as looks models. Then we cast them and their careers took off.”
Each outfit is painstakingly handmade by staff from Paris’ top couture houses. Monica says some outfits require extreme measures to get them ready.
“Everything in the show is couture,” explained the former model. “The beading women will be working on pieces for months. This year we did a special 3D printed costume – Lindsay [Ellingson] had to go through an MRI scan to get her exact measurements then, over the months, they built it up.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Jessica Hart may have been dropped by Victoria’s Secret.
Jessica raised eyebrows by claiming Taylor Swift “didn’t fit in” after she performed at last month’s extravaganza. While she tried to backtrack on her comments a few days later, New York Post is reporting that the model won’t be involved with next year’s show. The publication also claims Jessica won’t feature in Victoria’s Secret upcoming catalogue.