As the rest of New York greeted the season’s first snow storm, Rihanna and Justin Bieber brought some needed heat to the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The event was held Wednesday night inside Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue Armory, offering a runway show with top supermodels such as Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and new VS Angel Jourdan Dunn.
Rihanna got into the spirit of the evening, performing the appropriate “Fresh Out the Runway” dressed in a sheer, pink number that looked very similar to the lingerie look worn by the models. Changing into an elegant black dress, she also belted out current single “Diamonds,” draped in jewelry as the models paraded around her.
The performance comes just days ahead of Rihanna’s latest album release. Unapologetic drops next Tuesday, as one of the most anticipated releases of the fall.
Bieber indeed lived out many teenage boys’ fantasies as he performed alongside the glittered, scantily-clad models, choosing an acoustic version of “As Long As You Love Me” and the energizing “Beauty and a Beat.” The latter featured a dizzying pink backdrop, likely inspired by Victoria’s Secret’s signature color.
Dressed in an all-white tracksuit, Bieber appeared to be having the time of his life, even though he was dwarfed by many of the leggy models.”It’s like a dream come true,” said Bieber on the pink carpet before the show. “I would rather be here than anywhere in the world.”
The evening also featured a performance from Bruno Mars who stated on Twitter, “If you’re gonna celebrate why not rage @ the Victoria Secret Fashion show!!”
Victoria’s Secret uses the annual show as a hype builder for holiday sales, and CBS will air a one-hour special on Dec. 4, featuring the performances and runway looks.