Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 - Behind the Scenes

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Photos: George Chinsee / Women’s Wear Daily

This peacock-esque creation will be one of the 69 elaborate costumes lighting up the catwalk.

Just because they're called Victoria's Secret doesn't mean they can't let a few details slip.

Ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will take place November 9 and air on CBS on November 29, the lingerie giant is offering a sneak peek at the spectacular costumes that will be hitting the runway.

Angels like Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge, and Lindsay Ellingson will storm the catwalk in a total of 69 costumes and 31 sets of wings, Women's Wear Daily reports.

nicki minaj sketch backstage at victoria's secret fashion show
Photo: Victoria’s Secret via Women’s Wear Daily
A sketch of Nicki Minaj’s costume for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show

The show will also star an impressive 38 models, 15 of whom are—like Karlie Kloss—making their first appearance.

And what a way to begin: With a budget of $12 million, a stash of Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and a stockpile of 2 million Swarovski Elements crystals, designers Todd Thomas and Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou have quite the spectacle planned.

While performer Nicki Minaj will be rocking a leather corset paired with a mirrored shrug and hand-painted graffiti-style skirt (see sketch at right), the Angels' collections will fall into six themes: Ballet, Super Angels, Passion Play, Angels Aquatic, I Put a Spell on You, and Club Pink.

Inspired by "an opulent jewel box," Passion Play will feature a set of 23-karat gold-plated antique copper wings weighing 22 pounds and boasting the sparkle of 105,000 Swarovski crystals.

Ballet, meanwhile, will be a delicate and Degas-style collection that Neophitou-Apostolou says is "definitely not Black Swan."

And while Club Pink will be playful and young at heart, expect a more bewitching mood for I Put a Spell on You, which cites the voodoo culture of New Orleans as an influence.

We can't wait to see it all come to life. Stay tuned.

In other Victoria's Secret news, check out the sexy new Dream Angels campaign from Michael Bay.

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