[Victoria’s Secret’s] guiding light… was a fictional woman named Victoria who had been raised in England by a successful London businessman and a French mother. She was well educated and married to a barrister. Company decisions were often made by asking, “Would Victoria do this?”
Victoria’s Secret is actually based in Columbus, Ohio.
Leslee King, who was an executive with the company for more than a decade, says that for millennials “unattainable projections of beauty became not just dated and uncool but offensive… I see the consumer getting much more aware and loud… about the fact that this is a brand run by men.”
(Sapna Maheshwari, “Victoria’s Secret Had Troubles, Even Before Jeffrey Epstein,” NYTimes, 9-6-19)
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I think it is the women who have been getting skinnier and skinnier until they disappear! Nothing much to watch!
Yes, less to watch in a very literal sense as the models evaporate into wisps! I hope we keep evolving towards a more wholesome and realistic ideal of female beauty which women themselves have a greater voice in defining.