Issues that make the fashion show seem a bit silly in comparison. After all, a few months ago I wrote a post about how Victoria’s Secret actually benefits the lingerie industry (short version: it exposes a lot of women to lingerie who might otherwise never get a chance to try the stuff), and I upset quite a few people who interpreted that post as a blanket acceptance of everything Victoria’s Secret has ever done and ever will do.
So it feels appropriate now to spend some time talking about the ways Victoria’s Secret is messing up.
Victoria’s Secret Has an Image Problem The last year has been full of scandals for Victoria’s Secret.
From the use of child labor in Burkina Faso to photoshopping away model’s limbs to ever-decreasing product quality and a reputation for egregious fitting techniques, the bright and shiny image Victoria’s Secret has built up over the last decade is slowly being chipped away.
Unfortunately, it’s not a unique issue to Victoria’s Secret, and that discussion often leads to incredible amount of body snark, body shame, and body hate…
three things I have no interest in or tolerance for.
They’re good girls, so everything’s okay.” Meanwhile, in the rest of the country, women are having to deal with police officers who say things like “Dressing like a slut makes you rapeable.” That contrast… I know the company is attempting to capitalize on the “They’re wives and moms just like you” angle, but it’s very distressing when the legitimacy of their most popular models is so heavily linked to their relationship status.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the past few years, there’s been an increasing emphasis on the models’ (always heterosexual) relationships.their headliners) includes the following nine models: Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton.When it comes to the Angels, many people focus on the physical homogeneity of the women and that is a problem.But as I was reviewing my notes for this post (Rihanna was great, the lingerie was plain, and the interviews in between segments were forced), I felt like I would be missing some bigger issues if I just spoke about the show and nothing else.Because the truth is, Victoria’s Secret, despite its position as the #1 lingerie retailer in America, has a few issues it needs to deal with right now.
Between its millions of viewers (and subsequent millions of sales), the VSFS is one of the effective marketing campaigns in the world.