NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Katy Perry and Akon performed, and Paris Hilton and Adrian Grenier walked the red carpet, but the models and over-the-top lingerie were the real stars of the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show held Wednesday night in New York.
The holiday show will be broadcast on CBS on Nov. 30.
In a yellow, strapless bustier dress covered in pink hearts, Perry led the dance party that doubled as the finale.
She also wore the night's signature look - thigh-high boots that also were seen on models Adriana Lima, Chanel Iman and Karolina Kurkova.
Perry's other outfit was a purple bustier with a bustle.
Perry sang a medley of her own songs, including "Teenage Dream," "Hot N Cold" and "California Gurls," but it was Blondie's "Call Me" booming through the speakers that got the three dozen models bouncing around the stage.
Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry was in the audience along with Serena Williams, Adrian Grenier, Nicky and Paris Hilton and Tyson Beckford.
R&B star Akon got his turn to serenade the models, performing "Angel" during the section of the show dubbed "Heavenly Bodies."
One of the highlight of the show was Adriana Lima modeling a $2 million fantasy bra, encrusted with 3,000 diamonds, sapphires and topaz stones.
"I feel like I'm Marilyn Monroe, it's so glamourous," she told CBS. "The bra is really, really beautiful.
Adding to runway excitement were all the props - angel wings, boxing gloves, balloons and peacock tails, to name a few.
Several catwalkers got their first pair of wings this year, which is a literal and figurative coronation of the brand's top models. They include Erin Heatherton, Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel.
Two fashion show veterans, Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr, sat out because they are both pregnant, and Heidi Klum, who got the crowd going last year when she bared a toned, fit body just weeks after giving birth, has ended her Victoria's Secret affiliation.
But Lima, who dropped 50 pounds after giving birth to her first child last year, was there to show off her body. And she said she found it hard to fit everything into her busy life: "Being a mom... working... being a wife... find time with my friends and finding time to work out. I was like, 'Oh my God. With the sleepless nights... How am I going to do this?'"