L Brands, owner of Victoria’s Secret, announced on Thursday, Nov. 21 that they will no longer be hosting the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The fashion show has been aired annually since 1995, but many people think it is time for a change. Last year, former chief marketing officer Ed Razek stirred up outrage after he made comments about how he would not cast transgender models and that plus-sized models had no room on their runway. Following those comments emerged a huge discussion about inclusion and beauty standards within the modeling world.
On Friday, 23-year-old model Bella Hadid slightly shaded the VS brand she has walked for a handful of times, saying “Rihanna’s amazing. For me, that was the first time on a runway that I felt really sexy.” This comment was made weeks after Hadid walked in Rihanna’s second Savage x Fenty Show, which was praised for its diversity and inclusivity.
The brand did not say whether this cancelation is permanent or just temporary.
While viewers may be saying goodbye to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the fantasy is just getting started. Tons of brands are becoming more diverse and inclusive of all shapes and sizes, matching the needs of everyone and anyone. You can check out some of these inclusive brands here!