Knockoff VS shows send the wrong message
As a woman who is not in good physical shape, I don’t usually enjoy watching women on the catwalk ( Not quite the same, September 18).
So, I have avoided watching Victoria’s Secret (VS) Fashion Show for ages. The women’s staggeringly long legs hurt my eyes.
But what hurt my eyes even worse was the knockoff VS shows in Chinese shopping malls.
Had I not watched the VS show in 2016, I might have continued believing that the VS catwalk was like those in China’s shopping malls: unflattering designs and testosterone in the air.
For me, the wings mean more than a beautiful crown for the models, they mean professionalism, self-esteem and self-respect.
Were the “knockoff angels” sexy? Indeed. But I don’t see how such fashion shows promote girl power or self-respect among women.
People love the VS angels not only because they promote one of the world’s most famous underwear brands but also because they present how women should be: confident, healthy and sexy.
Victoria Fan, by e-mail