Taking a cue from the scantily-clad Angels — like Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes — RiRi rocked lingerie-inspired looks. As she belted out her chart-climbing single “Diamonds,” the songbird shimmied in a floor-length black gown, with a high slit revealing a garter belt. Rihanna later returned in a short, pale-pink, see-through lace number, flaunting her endless pins alongside the models.
Dressed in head-to-toe white, Bieber broke it down with “As Long as You Love Me,” but slowed it down for an acoustic rendition of “Beauty and a Beat.” And a suited-up Mars sang two tracks off his upcoming Unorthodox Juxebox album, “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Young Girls.”
The show — which Victoria’s Secret has been running annually since 1995 — was split into six themed segments this year: Circus — complete with acrobats and Lima as a ringmaster; Dangerous Liaisons; Pink Is Us; Silver Screen Angels; Angels in Bloom; and Calendar Girls.
And Alessandra Ambrosiohad her moment in the spotlight as she paraded down the catwalk in the $2.5 million jeweled Floral Fantasy Bra, encrusted with amethysts, rubies, sapphires and a large center diamond.
The 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t air until Dec. 4 on CBS. But get a glimpse of the show-stopping performances, statuesque Angels and glitzy lingerie styles in the gallery above.
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