The Victoria’s Secret company is an American store that is the largest chain in America selling women’s lingerie. Founded in 1977 by none other than Roy Raymond, the company sells underwear, beauty products, and many other women’s clothing in more than a thousand stores. Through their catalog, it reaches more than 370 million people worldwide. Limited Brands is wholly owned and is their largest publicly traded holding company. Indeed, they’ve taken credit for bringing lingerie into the mainstream, and one of the main ways they’ve accomplished this has been through the use of beautiful, sexy, scantily clad lingerie models we’ve all come to know as the Victoria’s Secret Angels.
However, there are two different types of Victoria’s Secret Angels. The first are those that appear in their TV commercials and their catalog. The second are those presented at their fashion shows and flaunt their stuff on the catwalk every year with their latest fashion, which has become a monumental annual event for the company today. To be sure, there is a crossover between the two, but there is still a difference.
The Angels didn’t start this way, though. They were initially part of an advertising campaign in 1997. The five original women in that campaign who later became the first five Angels were Tyra Banks (reality TV fame), Stephanie Seymour, Karen Mulder, Helena Christensen, and Daniela Pestova. . They were an immediate national success. They were used in several other campaigns until Mrs. Christensen’s departure in 1998.
In February 1998, the Angels were first showcased at the 4th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Chandra North was the new membgroup’s new membere ranks have constantly changed over the years. During that time, the Angels have gained a lot of recognition and fame, including being named as a group in the 2007 “Most Beautiful People” issue of People Magazine. They even have their star on the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’, the 1st time a trademark received a star.
No matter how you know them, the fact is that the Victoria’s Secret Angels are some of the most beautiful women in the world and are the focus of many men’s desires and fantasies. Not bad for a bunch of ladies wearing chic underwear.