News — December 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

La Perla Makes a Surprise Appearance in the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

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If you’ve been on social media at all in the last few days, you probably know the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place on November 30th. While it won’t air until December 5th, the show is taped and edited several days beforehand to fully maximize the one hour of non-stop commercial airtime Victoria’s Secret receives from CBS.

Though I’m actively trying to avoid spoilers (I’d like to be surprised, at least a little, when I actually sit down to watch the show next week), I couldn’t help but focus in on one particular image when it ran across my Twitter feed.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show featuring La Perla Stockings

Notice those gorgeous, lace welt stockings? Surprisingly beautiful for Victoria’s Secret, right? That’s because they’re by La Perla. Specifically, they’re the La Precieuse style, and they’re still available from Luisaviaroma, albeit for $106 per pair – a bit outside of Victoria’s Secret’s typical price point.

It appears that wasn’t the only item from the Italian luxury label on the VSFS runway either. Another model seems to be wearing the La Perla Lady Charisma thigh high stockings, another beautiful lace-topped pair, also available from Luisaviaroma at $135 a pop.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show featuring La Perla Stockings

While Victoria’s Secret has used lingerie from other companies before (notably, in the form of custom corsets), this is the first I can recall them using such a conspicuously identifiable product from another mainstream, well-known lingerie label – one with an arguably better reputation besides. I’m sure Victoria’s Secret is hoping no one will notice, but I somehow doubt I’m the only person who immediately saw a bit of La Perla on the VS runway this year.

One consistent complaint about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show over the years has been that you can never find the nicest pieces in stores. Well, it turns out that’s a little less true this year…so long as you’re willing to shop somewhere other than VS.

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6 Comments

  1. Tiah Eckhardt

    Tiah Eckhardt says:

    December 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I’m just happy to see them putting stockings with suspender belts at all!!! It’s also not uncommon for stylist’s (nor ‘not allowed’ or even frowned upon) to pull accessories from anywhere, even other labels, for runway shows, if the designer/label doesn’t make exactly what they need for looks. Particularly if it’s a more commercial brand. Ironically, the plain top VS stockings are some of my favorite and most versatile on the market! (But obviously they wanted something more elaborate here). TBH, either they’ve gotten a newer (better) stylist this year, or Sophia’s stepped up her game.

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  2. Holly Harlott

    Holly Harlott says:

    December 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Maybe VS should focus on making quality hosiery? I’ve never bought stockings from them but from what I’ve read and if they need to use stockings from another company, it might be time to focus on making nice stockings. Especially if they sell garter belts. Personally, I’m just happy to see garter belts worn with stockings on the VS runway. I’ve seen photos from previous shows where the models are walking down the runway wearing a garter belt without stockings and it’s one of my biggest lingerie pet peeves. They also do this in their campaigns which annoys me to no end. Why make and wear the belt without stockings?
    But I am happy to see some beautiful women of colour on the runway and women donning their natural hair. I haven’t seen too many photos that were put out from the show but from the pictures you posted, it’s refreshing.

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  3. Laurence Levit

    Holly Harlott says:

    December 2, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Maybe VS should focus on making quality hosiery? I’ve never bought stockings from them but from what I’ve read and if they need to use stockings from another company, it might be time to focus on making nice stockings. Especially if they sell garter belts. Personally, I’m just happy to see garter belts worn with stockings on the VS runway. I’ve seen photos from previous shows where the models are walking down the runway wearing a garter belt without stockings and it’s one of my biggest lingerie pet peeves. They also do this in their campaigns which annoys me to no end. Why make and wear the belt without stockings?
    But I am happy to see some beautiful women of colour on the runway and women donning their natural hair. I haven’t seen too many photos that were put out from the show but from the pictures you posted, it’s refreshing.

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  4. Laurence Levit says:

    December 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Not wasting my time Walked into a VS store last week The stock is boring and feels so cheap

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  5. Cora says:

    December 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I haven’t been to one in awhile. I usually stop in after the show to see what from the runway made it into stores.

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  6. Ling says:

    December 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Funnily the model in red is Liu Wen – one of the current spokesperson for La Perla.

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