Dozens of supermodels are walking down a catwalk in sexy lingerie and elaborate costumes to rock music. Since I was awake when this happened, it must have been the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011. As with the company's previous shows, this is essentially an hour-long commercial -- but what a commercial!

This Fashion Show features the Victoria's Secret models -- called Angels -- strutting their stuff down the catwalk. The exact outfits aren't sold byVictoria's Secret (though a line of lingerie is "inspired by" the show); instead, there are outfits with superheroes, couture, and aquatic themes. And Adriana Lima showed off her post-baby body by sporting a $2.5 million bra, shown directly below:

While the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 opens with a ballet and classical music, is quickly shifts into current pop and rap hits. There are also live performances from Kanye West, Kanye and Jay-Z together, Nicki Minaj (closing the show), and Maroon 5; the latter is no surprise, as lead singer Adam Levine is dating Angel Anne V.

There are small featurettes: the models' first VS Fashion Show, pictures of the Angels as little kids, the elaborate costumes in the shows (as one Angel put it, "It's amazing what they can do with a bra and a pair of panties"), and the Angels' lesser-known interests (from a boxer to a photographer to "a sexy nerd"). But the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 is first and foremost hot women in cool lingerie walking and dancing down a runway to contemporary music. It may not be the loftiest of goals, but it's honesty straightforward -- and it works very, very well.

Written by James Lynch

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