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Photos: Legs and lingerie: Victoria's Secret Fashion for 2010

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  1. An angel gets her wings

    True to form, Victoria’s Secret put on a rollicking fashion show for 2010 on Nov. 10, putting their skimpy, sexy and over-the-top lingerie on parade. Along for the ride came celebrated models Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman and Karolina Kurkova as well as pop stars Akon and Katy Perry, who turned the proceedings into a scantily-clad dance party. Read the full story here.
    Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows off her wings, among other assets. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Fashionable feathers

    The sporting of wings at Victoria's Secret fashion shows is a rite of passage for a model, signifying her elevation to top model status for the brand.
    South African model Candice Swanepoel presents a feathery creation. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Sporty and spicy

    Model Izabel Goulart is ravishing in racy ribbons. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A kiss from an angel

    Model Alessandra Ambrosio blows a kiss to the audience at the Lexington Armory in New York City. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Eat your heart out, Rainbow Brite

    A model shows off a colorful creation at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Bodacious bubbles

    Model Chanel Iman opens fire at the audience in a bubbly ensemble as actor Alan Cumming watches from the front row. (Peter Foley / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Flaunting Flavia

    Statuesque model Flavia de Oliveira shows off another creation. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Playful plumage

    American model Erin Heatherton sports the iridescent colors of a peacock. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Lovely in lace

    German model Julia Stegner walks in an elaborate hoop skirt. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Starry night

    Belarus model Katsia Damankova unveils a celestially sexy design. (Peter Foley / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Start your engines

    Czech model Karolina Kurkova looking appropriately racy. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Anja takes flight

    Polish model Anja Rubik assumes the stage. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Brazilian beauty

    Brazilian model Izabel Goulart gives it some sultry smolder. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Shannan's ready to play

    American model Shannan Click displays her athletic side and a whole lot more. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Showing the colors

    Chinese model Liu Wen lets her flags fly. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Boots and bodice

    Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna assumes the catwalk. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Untamed

    American model Caroline Winberg answers the call of the wild. (Peter Foley / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Sparkle in the rain

    American model Shannan Click presents a playful creation. (Peter Foley / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Gorgeous in gingham

    Model Candice Swanepoel gives new life to gingham. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Steady, now

    Czech model Karolina Kurkova shows off her wings. (Peter Foley / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Belarusian bombshell

    Model Maryna Linchuk walks the walk. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Just a country girl

    Model Lindsay Ellingson wears a straw corset with wings to match. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Katy's moment

    Pop star Katy Perry performs a medley during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 10. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Akon's "Angel"

    R&B star Akon performs "Angel" during the section of the show dubbed "Heavenly Bodies." (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Tough love

    A model shows off a spikier side of Victoria's Secret (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Pumping iron

    A model flexes her muscles for Victoria's Secret. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Wild and winged

    A model shows off her wings in an elaborate production at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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Katy Perry led the dance party that doubled as the finale of Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show, an annual parade of skimpy, sexy and over-the-top lingerie.

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In a yellow, strapless bustier dress covered in pink hearts, Perry — who also wore the thigh-high boots that were a trend among the catwalkers — fit right in with the likes of models Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman and Karolina Kurkova.

Her other outfit was a purple bustier that boasted a bustle.

Slideshow: Legs and lingerie: Victoria's Secret Fashion for 2010 (on this page)

Perry sang a medley of her own songs, including "Teenage Dream," "Hot N Cold" and "California Gurls," but it was Blondie's "Call Me" booming through the speakers that got the three dozen models bouncing around the stage.

Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry was in the audience along with Serena Williams, Adrian Grenier, Nicky and Paris Hilton and Tyson Beckford.

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R&B star Akon got his turn to serenade the models, performing "Angel" during the section of the show dubbed "Heavenly Bodies." There were even a few dance moves between the singer and Lima, donning a $2 million bra encrusted in Diamiani diamonds and sapphires.

Other themes were the exotic "Wild Things," the heavy metal-infused "Tough Love," the flirty "Pink Planet," the sports-themed "Game On," and the wholesome-but-not-really "Country Girls." For that, model Lindsay Ellingson put on a straw corset and Alessandra Ambrosio wore a high-neck chiffon baby-doll top with a super-low panties.

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Unlike most fashion shows, the clothes here are not all that important, but the elaborate signature wings and other props, including boxing gloves and peacock tails, add to the excitement on the runway.

Victoria's Secret says that underneath all the sparkle, feathers and studs are some push-up bras and lacy bottoms that are sold in stores, but, really, who'd notice?

Several catwalkers got their first pair of wings this year, which is a literal and figurative coronation of the brand's top models. They include Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel.

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The difference between some of the newer models and more seasoned VS Angels, however, is an electricity and warmth that was largely missing from the runway. Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr sat out because they are both pregnant, and the company and Heidi Klum, who got the crowd going last year when she bared a toned, fit body just weeks after giving birth, recently ended their affiliation.

Longtime model Isabeli Fontana did enjoy a fully engaging moment during this show when she strutted in a silver bra and sequin swim bottoms carrying an oversized barbell and tossed it to a group of bare-chested male gymnasts.

TV audiences get a chance to see the action when CBS televises the show on Nov. 30.

More about Victoria's Secrets
Victoria’s Secret models succeed off the runway
Victoria’s Secret: We’re too sexy for our clothes
Mad Men’ designer on shaping curves: It’s all about lingerie

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