With a relaunch under the VS Collective name, the company hopes to cement its reputation once again. Instead of super-skinny models, she’s now contracted with women she calls “pioneering icons.” The new faces of Victoria’s Secret include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, actress Priyanka Chopra and transgender model Valentina Sampaio.
In 2001, Heidi Klum herself was an angel during the Victoria’s Secret show
“That’s fine, because they had to change,” the German told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sunday Project. “They did it for a while, but it took a long time.” Klum said she’s so happy Victoria’s Secret “finally realized that there are different types of people who like to dress nicely.”
The lingerie brand has come under accusations of a misogynistic corporate culture, misconduct by one of its managers and persistent criticism of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This fashion show, at its peak at the turn of the century, painted well for 12 million viewers in the United States alone, according to critics, an unrealistic picture of the female body.
In the year 2019, Secret’s Secret is under a big fire. Leslie Wexner, founder of the lingerie brand, was forced to resign as CEO. His business relationships with former Hollywood president Jeffrey Epstein played a major role in this. Last year, Wexner completely severed ties with the lingerie brand.
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