Alright, it’s that time again — yes, a time of reflection and soul searching as we reach the end of the year, but it’s also time for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Like every December, dozens of lanky Angels take to the world’s most watched runway to strut the latest and greatest of what the multi-billion dollar lingerie company has on offer. A- and B-list performers provide the soundtracks to their sultry and magisterial walks. And, in a shameless display of marketing, a message is transmitted to millions of viewers across the globe: sex(y) still sells.

However, this year’s spectacle will be different for several reasons: it sees model Behati Prinsloo making a return to the iconic catwalk after a three-year hiatus, and Adriana Lima taking her final bow, the show will feature more looks than ever before, including a collaboration with British designer Mary Katrantzou, and it returns to its hometown of New York City. But as audiences watch the event via live streams, social media, and television, they’ll remember what its parent company L Brands’ chief marketing officer Ed Razek revealed to Vogue just a few weeks ago.

When asked whether Victoria’s Secret would ever consider featuring more diversity in their legendary broadcast, like plus-size and transgender models, Razek said “No one had any interest in [plus-size models], still don’t” and gave a flat-out “No,” respectively. And we’ve learned even more about the company’s views on catching up with society’s newly reformed beauty standards since.

So, with that being said, we’ve compiled every look from the latest Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. There’s plaid, there’s sparkle, a ton of those crazy, handmade wing apparatuses — and not a single curvy or transgender (or non-binary) model in sight. We’d say “better luck next year,” but no, we’re on the brink of 2019 and the stakes are too high — so, we’ll just say, “see you next time.”

Gigi Hadid

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sui He

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sara Sampaio

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Kendall Jenner

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Bella Hadid

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Cheyenne Maya

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Subah Koj

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Leomie Anderson

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Josephine Skriver

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Alexina Graham

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Taylor Hill

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Adriana Lima

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Jasmine Tookes

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Shanina Shaik

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Behati Prinsloo

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Yasmin Wijnaldum

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Lameka Fox

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Behati Prinsloo

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Romee Strijd

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Lais Ribeiro

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Herieth Paul

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Jourdana Phillips

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Myrthe Bolt

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Devon Windsor

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Bella Hadid

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Yasmin Wijnaldum

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Ming Xi

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Kelly Gale

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Martha Hunt

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Isilda Moreira

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Alannah Walton

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Estelle Chen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Maia Cotton

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Josie Canseco

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Grace Elizabeth

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Maggie LaineAiden Curtiss

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sofie Rovenstine

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Aiden Curtiss

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Grace Bol

Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.

Lais Ribeiro

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sui He

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Alexina Graham

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Alanna Arrington

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Josephine Skriver

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Adriana Lima

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Winnie Harlow

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Kendall Jenner

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Gigi Hadid

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Barbara Palvin

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Romee Strijd

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Candice Swanepoel

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Devon Windsor

Photo: Thomas Concordia/Getty Images.

Stella Maxwell

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Duckie Thot

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Winnie Harlow

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Stella Maxwell

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Taylor Hill

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Elsa Hosk

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Willow Hand

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Mayowa Nicholas

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Barbara Palvin

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Lorena Rae

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Barbara Fialho

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Candice Swanepoel

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sara Sampaio

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Toni Garrn

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Aiden Curtiss

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Frida Aasen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Barbara Fialho

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Kelsey Merritt

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Nadine Leopold

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Iesha Hodges

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Georgia Fowler

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Kelly Gale

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sofie Rovenstine

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Lameka Fox

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Cindy Bruna

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Jourdana Phillips

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Liu Wen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Sadie Newman

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Jasmine Tookes

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Liu Wen

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Zuri Tibby

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Cindy Bruna

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Elsa Hosk

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Grace Elizabeth

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Melie Tiacoh

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Gizele Oliveira

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Ming Xi

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.

Martha Hunt

Photo: Michael Stewart/FilmMagic.

Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

Here's What Else We Know About Victoria's Secret's Impossible Beauty Standards

Disney Just Closed Out Mickey's 90th Birthday With A Super Limited Collab

Why You (Still) Won't See Any Size Diversity At This Year's VS Fashion Show

Source link