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
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