The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret fashion show is basically a drag performance. But the most phenomenally over-the-top one you can imagine, from the garish skivvies (which no real woman will ever wear) to the sets (which put the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to shame) to the audience (packed with celebrities and smarmy older men in suits). It's a spectacle all right, and though the pomp and circumstance surrounding the event itself can distract from the actual "fashion show," it doesn't matter! Because it has nothing to do with "fashion" and everything to do with "show". This year, the Spice Girls got in on the action (above), performing two songs. In a gallery after the jump, Dodai and myself discuss the absurdity and horror of this year's ensembles.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show: Awfully Pretty Or Pretty Awful?