Few things are as universally loathed as the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Objectively, it serves to perpetuate thinness, gender stereotype conformity, and sanctifies the male gaze. Subjectively, the lingerie is not cute. Does the Victoria's Secret fashion show have any redeeming qualities? That question has been answered by the company itself — the Victoria's Secret fashion show is officially over for good, after canceling its 2019 show.
The company wants to "evolve," apparently. *eye roll emoji*
"We think it’s important to evolve the marketing of Victoria’s Secret," said Stuart Burgdoerfer, the L Brands' CFO (which is Victoria's Secret's parent company), reported the New York Times. He further elaborated that "we’ll be communicating to customers, but nothing that I would say is similar in magnitude to the fashion show." Ooookay then.
Pour one out for the Victoria's Secret angels.
Say your goodbyes to seeing the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio and Gisele Bündchen clomp down the aisle in cumbersome angel wings. And now that you've spent a fraction of a second mourning the Victoria's Secret fashion show, curl up with a blanket and delve into this year's Savage X Fenty fashion show, which was a spectacle of art, music, diversity, and representation, and very cute affordable lingerie.
Victoria's Secret, don't let the door hit your costume wings on the way out.