The night after the British Fashion Awards unspooled in London, a cadre of scantily clad models hit the catwalk in Britain's capital for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The star-studded affair included runway turns by some of the biggest names in the modeling business including Karlie Kloss, Candice Swanepoel and our favorite bat-obsessed model, Behati Prinsloo.
The event Tuesday also included performances by the likes of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande -- and an after-party where the models seemed nearly as skimpily clad as they were during the show. (Alessandra Ambrosio and your cage dress, we're talking to you.)
It was such an over-the-top affair we've got two links for this one: A whole lot more detail (and a photo gallery, for research purposes, of course) has been compiled by our Ministry of Gossip colleagues, and a more fashion-focused take on the evening can be found at fashion industry trade paper WWD. An hour-long version of the show and performances is scheduled to air next week on CBS at 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Hours before the Victoria's Secret event, and about 800 miles to the east, Karl Lagerfeld staged Chanel's pre-fall Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art collection at the Leopoldskron Castle in Salzburg, Austria. By all accounts, the collection was an Alpine homage awash with Tyrolean flourish. The Telegraph in London wrote: "There was lace, there were ruffles, there were Tyrolean floral garlands with flowers made from feather work so fine you thought they were printed onto the ribbons. There was a dirndl dress, but just the one, and there were forest green hunting jackets."
Our favorite part of the whole affair? A short film (under eight minutes) created to support the collection directed by Lagerfeld and starring the seemingly ubiquitous Pharrell Williams (as a lift operator, no less) along with model Cara Delevingne. ["Reincarnation" via YouTube]