The one and only Victoria’s Secret lingerie fashion show took place yesterday night in Shanghai. 54 Angels, as the models are called, presented saucy and provocative lingerie creations at the huge, spectacular event. Besides the models, also music performers get to enter the stage. In this year, no less than Harry Styles got to open the show, when Candice Swanepoel appeared red and black checked ensemble.
The show was - by all means - a huge event, full of glamour, pom pom, luxe and extravaganza. But is this image of the sexy femme fatale, the object of men's desires, that the brand conveys really appropriate in today's time? After everything that just happened in the recent past, speaking of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo debate, is it ethically acceptable to still allot women that role? In a society where women finally dare to stand up for themselves and speak up without being interrupted or rubbished for speaking out the truth, isn't it a big step back to celebrate almost naked models torturing themselves
There are for sure points about the whole scandal of Weinstein that deserve discussion and argument
It never happened before in history, that women have been in such a place as now. This is not about gaining power over men or being the stronger gender. It's about being treated equally and foremost respecting and considering different options, meanings and points of view. How the perfect woman should be, according to Victoria's Secret, is obvious. And it is totally NOT in sync with today's zeitgeist. The new movement has definitely left its marks in the fashion industry as well as in the entertainment business, where it all started. Modern consumers are aware of political and social tendencies and are not willing to throw overboard all their ethical ideas and moral beliefs for the sake of fashion, or whatever else.
Proudly, we can say, that today's society has overcome an area in which it was important to fit into a role, representing a certain image. Though not everybody is aware of that fact yet.