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The Trouble with Angels: Victoria's Secret Show


Angels and Bieber and million dollar lingerie, oh my!

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The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show aired last night at 10pm on CBS. The show was filmed at the Lexington Avenue Armory in NYC, and featured all of the lingerie brand's current "angels," as well as musical guests Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber, who described the experience as "a dream come true." 

For those who decry Bieber as too young to be present at such a salacious spectacle, model Barbara Palvin did not agree. The two flirted throughout, and purportedly went on a date after the show taped. Before you become too scandalized, Palvin, at 19, is only one-year older than the Biebs, and the date occurred during the singer's nanosecond split from longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez. Guess Bieber's Michael Jackon-esque ensemble of white leather and metallic fingerless gloves was too much to resist. 

Needless to say, Bieber's hands were not the only appendages sparkling on the runway. As always, the highlight of the show was this year's jewel encrusted "fantasy bra." Angel Alessandra Ambrosio had the honor of modeling the floral-themed bra, which was designed by a London jeweler and contained amethysts, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, all arranged around a 20-carat white diamond centerpiece. One wonders how much the cost of the bra's production cut into the amount the company was announced to have donated to hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Of course, the push-up's $2.5 million price tag appears modest in contrast to past years. The $15 million model worn in 2000 by Gisele Bundchen still holds the world's record for the most expensive piece of lingerie ever created. When one considers the bejeweled belt and thong that are included with the purchase, this year's bra is practically a bargain! 

While we probably won't be purchasing the seven-figure gift set, we did spot lots of other covet worthy goodies strutting down the runway (we mean the bras, not the bods!). Check out the video stream on CBS.com. 

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