What do you get when you mix angel wings, wonder bras and Kanye West? The spectacle that is the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, of course.
On Wednesday (Nov. 9), the Angels spread their wings and took to the runway for another dazzling VS fashion show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York. “I love putting on the makeup and the wings and getting on that runway — this is the highlight of my life,” Miranda Kerr said as she sat in a pink silk robe while getting her makeup done backstage. “This is my 11th show, and between you and me, will be the most exciting one because of a surprise musical guest.”
That surprise guest happened to be Jay-Z, who joined his “brother” Kanye West to perform their current “Watch The Throne” hit, “N**gas in Paris,” a night after rocking Madison Square Garden on their Throne tour. Before Jay arrived onstage, West, who rocked a hot Versace for H&M jacket, black leather pants and Air Yeezy 2s, brought the crowd to its feet by opening the Super Angels section of the show with a performance of his “Graduation” hit “Stronger.”
Later, Nicki Minaj strutted onto the runway in a curled pink bob wig, shoulder pads made from a disco ball, and neon pumps. The fabulous singer performed a rendition of “ Super Bass” as models strutted around her. Maroon 5 also gave another outstanding performance as they rocked the runway to their Hot 100 hit “Moves Like Jagger.”
When asked for her pick for most stylus musical artist, Kerr replied, “That is hard… I love Kanye West and Jay-Z, and I also love Carmina Burana. I listen to this right before the show to fill me with power and excitement.”
The show ended as quickly as it started with Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” blaring as every model — plus West, Minaj and the Maroon 5 band members — came onstage and danced as balloons and confetti cascaded down onto the catwalk. The very sexy 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on CBS on Nov. 29.