In case you missed it, the Victoria’s Secret annual “Fashion” Show strutted into American homes last night. What qualified as a progressive element to this year’s CBS telecast was the number of featured models who are new mothers.
Some tidbits from an unintentionally hilarious Associated Press story on mothers who joined the underwear extravaganza:
“It’s not just the push-up bras or feathered wings that give some top Victoria’s Secret models their sexy swagger: It’s their off-the-catwalk lives as mothers that give them their confidence and signature curves, they say.”
“Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Victoria’s Secret parent Limited Brands, has long taken the position that the company wants feminine, womanly models, because that’s who looks best in the lingerie.... ‘I know that some of them have used the show date as a goal to get back in shape and, I think, having a baby has given them a sense of confidence, an ‘I can do anything’ attitude that is reflected on the runway.’ ”
And, my personal favorite:
“Motherhood hasn’t slowed them down at all: [Miranda] Kerr even got to wear the coveted diamond-covered bra. ‘I was asked to do it after I gave birth,’ said Kerr. ‘That was awesome. It’s such an honor.’ ”