Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Last night, the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was held in New York, and it was a delightfully absurd smorgasbord of flesh, wings, and lingerie. One of the most shocking get-ups? Twenty-year-old Karlie Kloss in "Native" garb.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Even though it's been said time and time again that this is NOT COOL, even though No Doubt just pulled their video in which Gwen Stefani wears a war bonnet, even though the common consensus is when it doubt, leave it out — Karlie Kloss wore this get up on stage. A culture is not a costume, or a trend, and as Adrienne from Native Appropriations puts it, "playing Indian still relegates Native peoples to stereotypical character tropes… our Nation has created a narrative in which blackface=racist, while redface=normal." And:

Blackface=dressing up in a stereotypical costume of a race that is not your own, drawing upon a history of racism and inequality. Playing Indian=dressing up in a stereotypical costume of a race that is not your own, drawing upon a history of racism and inequality. Clear enough for you?

Bottom line: THIS IS RACIST.

Will Victoria's Secret keep this outfit in the actual fashion show when it airs December 4? We'll see!

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Aside from the war bonnet, many of the outfits just seemed to be about feathers. And how pretty they are.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

White Swan.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Snow Angel of Death.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Showgirl.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Saphhire angel, or something.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

There was a rococo/baroque/bustle-and-corset segment of the program.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The illusion mesh torso stuff is quite hideous.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

More feathers! Never enough feathers.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

That Theda Bara/art deco number on the end needs to teleport itself into my closet ASAP.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

One portion of the show featured the models dressed as flowers. But not in a cool, Georgia O'Keefe way. More in a Rose Bowl float way.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Orchids and lilies and poppies and irises and something that looks like a butterfly made from slices of dragonfruit!

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Ladyflowers.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Insert your own "secret garden" joke here.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

How does your garden grow?

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

It would be great if I had a joke about pruning sheers.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

But alas, I do not.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Moving on! Then there was a rigamarole where the models were dressed up inspired by months of the year. Examples: January (New Year's), August, and December.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

March, Leprechaun.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

April Showers. May Day.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

September? I think? I mean, that's what September means to me. A cheerleader with pompom wings.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

October witch.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Some of the most elaborate costumes were in the Circus part of the show. For instance: Clowns with balloons. Because there's nothing sexier than a clown. With balloons. Next time you see a clown, think lingerie. See what happens.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Here's Karlie Kloss, as the knife thrower's assistant, who will throw those knives right back at ya.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

What you're looking at right now is a woman dressed as a pink poodle jumping through a hoop. We all make choices!

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

They made a big to-do about this a four-foot diamond back python made of colored Swarovski crystals and vintage crystals. It looks like shit.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Not impressed by your snake, madam. Apologies.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Adriana Lima, ringleader.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Joan Smalls: Tiger, jumping through fiery hoops.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

I'll admit it, I like this one. Liu Wen as the Illustrated Woman, awesome.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Another concept in this fashion show was "toy box." Brace yourself, because this has never happened, in the history of womankind: It's a lady dressed as a sexy cat! Groundbreaking.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Maud Welzen, paper doll.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Jacquelyn Jablonski as a toy Soldier.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Jourdan Dunn, robot.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Tinker toys? Sexy!

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

A woman needs a velour hoodie like a fish needs a bicycle.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Sock monkey, cowgirl, and whatever that other thing is.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Judging by these shots — and the ones on her instagram — Rihanna had a really good time.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Where have you been all my li-aye-aye-aye-aye?

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Costume change! Pearls, girls.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Justin Bieber, possibly inside a pinball machine.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

I love my boyfriend Bruno Mars, I don't care how short he is.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Fuck yeah, America. What a glorious use of dollars and ingenuity. USA. USA.

Karlie Kloss as a Half-Naked 'Indian' and Other Absurdities from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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