The Best Real Fashion at the Victoria’s Secret Show Happened off the Runway

Both the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway and its buzzy backstage area are well-documented each year when the event is taped, but there’s another sort of runway that has been gaining attention: the models’ arrivals.

The lingerie brand’s runway might be notoriously full of out-there, scantily-clad looks, but anyone looking for a concise round-up of the season’s best, most wearable real-life trends needs only to look at the sidewalks outside the show. Many of Victoria’s Secret’s biggest models — like Kendall Jenner, and Bella and Gigi Hadid — also happen to also be bona-fide street-style stars, and they wear the looks with an ease that can’t easily be replicated while wearing lingerie.

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Gigi Hadid arriving to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping in New York.
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Gigi Hadid arrived to the show this afternoon (bodyguards in tow) wearing a camel coat with fringe under the arms, angular sunglasses, a chic croc-stamped bag, stone wash jeans and a pair of on-trend Western-style boots in a white python print.

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Bella Hadid arriving at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in a signature crop-top-and-sunnies combo.
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Sis Bella, meanwhile, arrived in a Fiorucci crop top (showing off a super-toned midriff), track pants and “Matrix”-esque sunnies — a well-worn combo for the model.

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Kendall Jenner arriving to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping in New York.
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Kendall Jenner’s arrival look mirrored her friend and fellow model Gigi’s off-duty look, with stone-washed denim, heeled ankle boots with a Western-like square metal toe cap, a tan leather jacket and another pair of 90’s-style shades.

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Model Grace Elizabeth outside the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping.
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Model Mayowa Nicholas at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping in New York.
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There were also on-trend combat and hiking boots, worn by newcomer models Mayowa Nicholas and Grace Elizabeth. The former paired stacked heel lace-up boots with a denim boilersuit, while the latter wore a checked trench coat and white denim. And model Josie Marie Canseco also opted for stone-washed denim (with zero distressing) along with a cropped sweater and black high-heeled booties.

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Josie Marie Canseco outside the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show taping in New York.
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For every look from the 2018 Victoria’s Secret show, click through the gallery.

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