Selling lingerie to the French is like selling ice to the Eskimos, but that’s exactly what American lingerie powerhouse Victoria’s Secret managed to achieve with its extravaganza of a runway show in Paris’ Grand Palais. The building, also a favored venue for Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel shows in the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, boasts an 11-story glass cupola, but here are the 11 other vital statistics that went into the 21st edition of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs Monday on CBS.
800,000,000 people tuned in to watch last year when the show was broadcast on television.
$3 million was the valuation of Jasmine Tookes’ fantasy bra set with diamonds and emeralds.
500,000 Swarovski crystals went into one of Josephine Skriver’s outfits.
2,600 guests attended two back-to back performances.
300 hours was how long it took to create Lily Donaldson’s outfit, which was hand-set with more than 2,500 stones.
70 tons of equipment was imported from the United States.
51 models, including Angels Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Sara Sampaio, Romee Strijd, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk and Taylor Hill, walked a glittering 115-foot catwalk.
18 miles of cable was used for the show’s electrical rigging.
3 artists — Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd — provided the in-show entertainment.