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Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign: too little too late for diversity?

The 2020 Victoria’s Secret Christmas campaign encourages us to be ‘Merry and Cozy’ in their lacy lingerie. A first glance sees Barbara Palvin attired in a silk robe and pink underwear situation, toothbrush in mouth as if she’s been caught in the act. It’s difficult to discern how the brand’s new collection will supply the […]

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Victoria’s Secret re-brand isn’t all that revolutionary

Victoria’s Secret, a brand synonymous with tall (mostly white) size 4 models, recently posted pictures of a racially diverse group of women smiling away in underwear that matched their respective skin tones. At first glance this felt like progress. Gone was the shocking pink lingerie and identical models. The overall impression was one of female solidarity. However, although the […]

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Victoria’s Secret show cancellation a step in the right direction?

Things aren’t looking so sweet for the Angels at Victoria’s Secret, after the company recently decided to cancel its annual fashion show, whilst simultaneously cancelling all future shows. The decision comes after chiefs have claimed that the brand must ‘evolve in the modern age’, and that the shows are no longer the ‘right fit’. Victoria’s […]

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Five Days Challenge: eating like a Victoria’s Secret model

The recent Victoria’s Secret runaway show fuelled criticism from plus-size models, calling VS models unrepresentative of ‘real women.’ Newspaper columnists have argued that their models undergo starvation and obsessive training, thus selling a dangerous fantasy to the public. I wanted to see how challenging emulating a VS meal plan was and what effects it would […]