Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - YAWN

Ever since they started televising it, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show has been something that I look forward to. It's fun to watch and - well, let's face it - it has the Victoria's Secret models strutting around in those outfits.

This year, however, I have to say that the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was kind of a disappointment. The show still had the Victoria's Secret models. No matter how bad everything else is, there will always be that as a redeeming quality.

My problem with this year's show was that they seemed to put too much of an emphasis on the behind-the-scenes moments of the fashion show. I know there are always people who want to know what it's like backstage at one of these events, but there's a danger of going too far with it.

It's Frank's Law of Fashion Shows #168. When you get to point where the wardrobe guys get almost as much screen time as Heidi Klum then you are definitely doing too much behind-the-scenes stuff.

I get the feeling - and before everyone starts bombarding my comments section with rebuttals, this is only a feeling - that the folks at Victoria's Secret are trying to figure out a way to maintain interest in the show without Heidi Klum. She is 35 years old and, in model years, that's basically 114.

The only reason that makes any sense to me is that they did so many of those behind-the-scenes vignettes is that they wanted to give Heidi Klum less screen time, but they weren't sure what to fill in her place.

Of course, I could be entirely wrong.

It's also possible that the producers behind the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show got really, really drunk the other night, didn't have the show they wanted ready and so they threw all of this together at the last minute.

Whichever.

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