At Monday night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards, which were presented at Carnegie Hall and celebrated with a dinner at the Museum of Modern Art, honoree (and last week's New York cover subject) Gloria Steinem weighed in on this week's other major event: the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "Well, it's employing those women," she said optimistically, laughing. "But women’s bodies are not just ornaments, they’re instruments," she added. "Walk around the street and look at real people. That’s much more helpful than those ads." Does she think average women wear sexy lingerie? "You know, somebody must be buying it in the stores, but I don’t think they’re wearing wings."
Meanwhile Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss (who will walk in the show for the first time this year) ate dinner nearby. "I just went for my fitting right before I came tonight, that’s why I was late," she explained. "I’m wearing – well, not much – but for my first outfit I have a ten-foot-wide pair of wings, so I am making an entrance. You will know when I’m on that damn catwalk because I’ll knock the other girl off, I think. And I have another outfit; actually; for my last outfit, I have little plexiglass wings with neon lights, and a disco ball around my butt. So you will also notice that one." How is she preparing? "I started working with a trainer a couple months ago, and other than that, I don’t know ... it’s not very vigorous. But I enjoy running, I enjoy biking. Whenever I get the chance, I’m doing something, so I’m pretty physically active anyway. But I guess … I haven’t been doing enough this week."BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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