Hideous Dresses and Alien Chic at the Victoria's Secret After Party


After the show it’s the after party. Last night, following the Victoria’s Secret runway show, models and celebs gathered to celebrate. The stuff folks wore on the pink carpet was almost as weird as the get-ups from the catwalk. Below: The good, the bad, and the WHAT THE FUCK.

Let’s start with the gentlemen who showed up to watch models walk around in lingerie: Looking quite natty are TV host Michael Strahan, noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker, and actor Bryan Greenberg.

Director Michael Bay eschews a tie. Actor Stephen Dorff looks sorta guitly. Baseball player Robinson Cano‘s suit is excellently fitted and accessorized.

On to the ladies! In pale hues: model Magdalena Frackowiak, model Maria Borges, model Ming Xi, and model Caroline Brasch Nielsen.

Karlie Kloss‘s dress is nice, although it appears to be in danger of slipping right off. Model Maryna Linchuk has a lot more support in a bustier and pencil skirt.

The dress on model/DJ Harley Viera Newton looks a wee spring/summer. The jacket on Man Repeller Leandra Medine really complements those shoes. Digging fun, colorful stripes on ballerina Mary Helen Bowers.

Love the shoulder ladders on actress Jamie Chung!

British model/DJ (is there any other kind?) Atlanta de Cadenet sparkles in black. Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen rocks gigantic shoes and striped fur. Actress Vanessa Ray wore black leather, which was very popular at this event.

On of my favorite looks of the night: actress Archie Panjabi in tailored, fitted, belted, fierce let’s-get-down-to-business houndstooth.

Deep jewel tones on La La Anthony and Ciara.

More rich tones: Model Behati Prinsloo, model Adriana Lima, model Jasmine Tookes.

Golden: Models Elsa Hosk and Lais Ribeiro.

Like the playful vintagey dress and mouthy fascinator on blogger Chiara Ferragni. Photographer Ellen von Unwerth is all black and white, just like her shots.

Some interesting iterations of the little black dress: A leather touch on model Erin Heatherton, some, uh, remnants from a fire on model Lily Donaldson, and a fisherman’s net on model Lily Aldridge.

Some more skin-baring versions of the black dress: Model Cindy Bruna and model Devon Windsor.

Are you sensing a theme here? Models Josephine Skriver, Doutzen Kroes and Kelly Gale.

Models Jacquelyn Jablonski, Ieva Laguna and Kasia Struss.

Models Malaika Firth, Monika Jagaciak, Sui He.

Finding… interesting ways to show off flesh: Models Toni Garrn and Constance Jablonski.

Now we enter the black leather dominatrix section. Both actress Katrina Bowden, and singer Estelle are on board for that.

Some crop tops look trashy, but not the way art director/model/daughter of Carine Roitfeld Julia Restoin Roitfeld works it.

Taylor Swift was in black, but it was glittery and adorned with flowers.

And now it’s time for the WHAT THE FUCKs.

I know nothing about Neon Jungle so I watched their video for the song “Trouble” and they have a lot of fun, a lot of hair and a lot of energy. Go, Neon Jungle. Don’t understand what the fuck you are wearing but in this song you all sing “I’m a Gemini” and so am I.

More WTF: Model Sara Sampaio in pajama pants and structural bikini top. Model Hilary Rhoda in sheer belted floral with chain that reminds me of someone who would rather black the boots of success than enquire whose soul dangles from his watch-chain which would be embarrassing for both parties. Model Sigrid Agren in drapes.

This is a model named Martha Hunt. She’s wearing some things that I would have really loved back when I was into “Like A Virgin”-era Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

I daresay Candice Swanepoel swaddled herself.

Though it is shades of WTF, I’m actually 100% behind this Mugler dress on Lindsay Ellingson. So Fifth Element!

Last but not least, giving you asymmetrical ’80s Beyond Thunderdome executive realness: Alessandra Ambrosio.

Images via Getty.

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