Vic­to­ria’s se­cret an­gel for a day

Look’s Beauty Edi­tor Ly­dia Thomp­son trav­elled to Paris for the most glam­orous cat­walk show of the year

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Iam stand­ing in a bright pink room, sur­rounded by what I can only de­scribe as beau­ti­ful chaos… That’s be­cause I’m with the Max Fac­tor team and I’ve just ar­rived in Paris with the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret An­gels, ready to in­fil­trate their ranks, see if they re­ally are that flaw­less (they are) and of course, find out if they eat any­thing be­fore the show – an­noy­ingly, they do.

The show starts in ap­prox­i­mately four hours and al­ready the huge back­stage area is manic with press, make-up artists and hair­styl­ists. The An­gels all have their own hair and make-up ar­eas laid out in rows and I’ve al­ready spied Stella Maxwell and Adri­ana Lima waft­ing in and out of the room in their skimpy pink VS robes (de­spite the fact it’s about 5 de­grees in here). If these women have one su­per­power, it’s stay­ing warm.

I’m ob­vi­ously af­ter a glimpse of Bella and Gigi Ha­did, who are walk­ing the show to­gether for the first time and of course, ‘Where’s Ken­dall’? is on ev­ery­one’s lips. Some­one tells me the girls have their own sep­a­rate area, but then they ar­rive and I’m nearly pushed over as the scrum of pho­tog­ra­phers tries to get near them. They don’t talk, they just pose be­fore slip­ping off again – but yes, Bella does have the skin of dreams even if she does seem a lit­tle glum. Ken­dall’s the same, keep­ing sch­tum, seem­ing som­bre and hold­ing her fin­ger over her lips a lot. She and Gigi ap­pear and dis­ap­pear at the same time – maybe they were just

The girls pose for a group shot be­fore the fun starts

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