Behind the Scenes of the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Selfies, silk robes, and a $2 million bra.

Kathryn Wirsing

Selfies, silk robes, and a $2 million bra.

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A smiley Behati Prinsloo gets her hair done at 10:45 a.m. "I'm opening the show with very heavy wings," she told us, "and I am literally hyperventilating right now." Not that you'd ever know it.

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Jacquelyn Jablonski's repping that VS swag.

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The "face chart" is a mainstay of fashion shows—the hair and makeup teams use it to make sure all the girls have similar(ly beach-wavy) looks.

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Yes, this is an actual hair net (to keep curls in place while they set). Not particularly sexy in-process, but very sexy when it's over.

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Where all the highlighting *magic* happens.

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It can be a real zoo backstage, as we saw when we interviewed first-timers Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, so if there's ever a time to meditate, this is it.

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Or take a selfie.

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And another selfie.

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And another selfie.

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Look! The Fantasy Bra appears! The rundown: It was inspired by fireworks, it's encrusted with more than 6,500 gemstones, and it costs $2 million. This year's wearer, Lily Aldridge, is one lucky woman.

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Who *wouldn't* want her butt cupped by diamonds?

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Newbie Kendall Jenner's doing a killer job of hiding some major pre-show jitters. "I'm nervous, but I'm excited," she told us. "I get major anxiety, but I'll just sit there and be like 'Chill out Kendall. It'll be fine.'"

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A mid-hair-styling Gigi Hadid reveals her secret for keeping nerves at bay: "I mostly try to make points for myself in my head, like: shoulders back, head high, long strides. You just think about those three things and then you don't have to think about the millions of people watching you."

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Like all the models getting ready for the show, Alessandra Ambrosio fields interview questions between hair and makeup touchups. Now that's a pro.

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