In addition to the standard assortment of glittery underwear and body-shaping neo-corsets, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, held this past Wednesday in New York, featured this piece, inspired by/an homage to/a blatant rip-off of the ‘plug suit’ worn by Rei Ayanami in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The model, Jourdan Dunn, wore a bodysuit virtually identical to that worn by the 14 year old pilot of Evangelion Unit 0, except with the chest cut out to show off her cleavage.
You can see it for yourself when the fashion show airs on CBS, December 4th at 10PM.
Evangelion, from famed studio Gainax, is set in the year 2015, 14 years after the world is devastated by an asteroid collision in the arctic (not really). The world is now besieged by giant, monstrous ‘Angels’ who seek to stop something called the ‘Human Instrumentality Project.’ Humanity, through a secret organization called Nerv, fights back with giant, humanoid robots of their own; robots that can only be piloted by children.
The original TV series ran in 1995, followed by two films which concluded the story. The series was recently rebooted in the form of four movies; the third of which will be released in Japan very soon.
Judging by the second photo (from Vogue.com), Jourdan Dunn apparently thinks she’s robot.