Victoria’s Secret Is Rethinking the Annual Fashion Show

Leslie Wexner might be signaling the end of a fashion era. On Friday, the chairman and chief executive officer of L Brands Inc., parent company to Victoria’s Secret, sent an internal employee memo saying he was rethinking the annual fashion show. “Fashion is a business of change,” Wexner wrote. “We must evolve and change to grow. With that in mind, we have decided to rethink the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Going forward we don’t believe network television is the right fit.” Television viewership of the fashion extravaganza, once regarded as one of the industry’s hottest events, has declined in recent years. Even having A-list names like the Hadid sisters, Kendall Jenner and Winnie Harlow in last fall’s show didn’t usher in the same turnout as years past.  Amid the #MeToo movement and push for inclusivity, many shoppers have grown disenchanted with a brand that showcases super skinny, hyper-sexualized models. Last November, when the Angels returned to the Big Apple for the annual show, many people were wondering if the brand would evolve.  Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of L Brands, was quick to put an end to that hope when he told Vogue magazine in an interview that Victoria’s Secret had no

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