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Victoria’s Secret has cast its first curve model

11/10/2019

Victoria’s Secret has cast its first curve model. The lingerie giant – which has come under fire for its lack of body diversity in the past – featured Ali Tate-Cutler in its campaign for the collaboration with Bluebella. The model took to Instagram to announce that she is the first size 14 model to work with the brand, explaining that the move was “a step in the right direction”. “At the launch today for Victoria’s Secret and Bluebella their flagship…

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Victoria’s Secret boss Ed Razek has quit

06/08/2019

Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek has retired, according to a note sent to employees by Leslie H. Wexner, the company’s chief executive. The news was confirmed by the New York Times. Razek has been key in choosing which models appear in the Victoria’s Secret show for the past 15 years, launching the careers of high-profile names including Tyra Banks and Gisele. He is a controversial figure, who was largely responsible for the airbrushed, homogenised view of femininity associated with…

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Victoria’s Secret fashion show is cancelled

05/08/2019

The 2019 Victoria’s Secret fashion show has been cancelled, according to reports. While nothing has yet to be officially announced by the brand, VS regular Shanina Shaik seemingly confirmed the news during a recent interview. The model, who is a longtime ambassador for the lingerie retailer, has appeared in the catwalk show seven times since making her debut in 2011. “Unfortunately the Victoria’s Secret show won’t be happening this year,” she told the Australian Daily Telegraph in July. “It’s something I’m not used to…

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Victoria’s Secret has hired its first transgender model

05/08/2019

It’s been confirmed that Victoria’s Secret has hired its first transgender model. The news comes almost a year after the Chief Marketing Officer of the company, Ed Razek, said it’s unlikely transgender and plus sized models would be right for the brand. 22-year-old, Valentina Sampaio, took to Instagram to share the news that she was the brand’s latest recruit. Uploading a photograph of her sitting in a dressing gown, she captioned the shot: “Backstage click @vspink”. She followed with another…

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Karlie Kloss opens up about why she left Victoria’s Secret

10/07/2019

Karlie Kloss has opened up about why she decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret. The model worked with the brand for years and became an Angel in 2013, but left in 2015, at the time claiming it was due to scheduling contracts as she was studying at New York University. However, Kloss did return to the Victoria’s Secret catwalk to walk for the 2017 show. n 2015, Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret, explained why Kloss had…

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will no longer be broadcast on TV

13/05/2019

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will no longer grace our television screens, as the lingerie brand is “rethinking” the traditional spectacle. For almost two decades, fashion followers from across the globe have tuned in to watch the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow transform into ‘angels’ as they walk the runway decked in bejewelled lingerie and feathered wings. But behind-the-scenes, the brand has reportedly been busy trying to make the annual event more relevant. The decision to…

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Victoria’s Secret Will Close 53 Stores This Year

03/03/2019

Victoria’s Secret is showing more signs of weakness. L Brands, the parent company to the lingerie brand, announced that it was closing 53 stores in North America this year, up from 30 store closures in 2018. “Our store closure plans are heightened in 2018 and we’ve pulled back on investing in new stores and the remodeling of stores substantially over the last several years,” Stuart Burgdoerfer, chief financial officer of L Brands, told investors during the conference call. “But truly everything is on…

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Victoria’s Secret show suffers its lowest ever TV ratings

04/12/2018

The 2018 Victoria’s Secret show was watched by less people than ever before when it aired on ABC on Sunday, 2 December. The catwalk event, which starred the Hadid sisters, as well as Kendall Jenner, attracted a record low of only 3.3 million viewers, compared to five million last year. Statista had previously reported audiences are down by nearly half from 2014 to 2017 from 9.12 million to 4.98 million, a staggering drop. There could be a number of reasons for…

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Rihanna Weighs In On The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show As Criticism Mounts

13/11/2018

Rihanna didn’t need to say much to make it clear how she feels about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show…and more specifically its chief marketing officer of L Brands (VS’s parent company) Ed Razek’s Vogue interview comment about her headline-making, inclusive Savage x Fenty lingerie fashion show. Razek, when asked about Victoria’s Secret’s own lack of body diversity among its models—which has drawn criticism—told Vogue, “Everybody keeps talking about Rihanna’s show. If we had done Rihanna’s show, we would be accused of pandering without question.” (After the…

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Elsa Hosk Will Wear the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra

06/11/2018

As if the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show wasn’t tough competition as it is—each year the girls compete for three coveted positions in the lingerie extravaganza: the show opener, the Swarosvki outfit and the Fantasy Bra. View this post on Instagram 💎💎💎💎💎💎 A post shared by elsa hosk (@hoskelsa) on Nov 5, 2018 at 5:02pm PST In the last three years, Elsa Hosk has clearly become a favorite with all the right people at Victoria’s Secret. The Swedish stunner who has…

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