17 Things You’ll Only See at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

We've rounded up the best behind-the-scenes shots we could find on Instagram.

By: Samantha Sutton

There’s no doubt about it: the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an event like no other. Aside from bringing tons of top models under one roof, styling them in sexy lingerie and elaborate winged costumes, there are musical performances to look forward too and, this year, a Balmain collaboration.

In between glam and getting dressed, models somehow manage to capture photos and videos with their friends, giving us an insider, behind-the-scenes peek into it all. So what *really* goes down at a VS show—and possibly nowhere else? Read on to find out. 



1. A Big Pink Arena


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2. A Ton of Photographers, Hairstylist, and Makeup Artists



3. And, Of Course, Actual Wings

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4. A $2 Million Fantasy Bra


Can I take this beauty home? ???? #vsfashionshow

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5. Models Dancing and Singing Together

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6. Icons Taking Photos Together

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7. Alessandra Ambrosio Posing Before Her (Maybe) Last VS Show

8. Lots of Sexy Undergarments


9. And Heels (And Long Legs)

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10. Let’s Not Forget About the Abs, Either

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11. Olivier Rousteing With VS’s New Balmain Collab

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12. Bella Hadid—Smiling on the Runway!

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13. Candice Swanepoel Strutting Her Stuff Post-Baby

14. Incredible Costumes (Of Course)

15. A Performance By Harry Styles (and Miguel, Too)

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16. A Finale For the Record Books

17. And Afterparty Looks That Were Just as Hot as Ones on the Runway


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