10 episodes

Fallen Angel is a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Co-hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Justine Harman, Fallen Angel is a production and direction of C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, and Campside Media.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 913 Ratings

Fallen Angel is a documentary podcast about Victoria's Secret...and its many, many secrets. The series investigates the origin story of one of the world’s most iconic brands and its effect on American culture for nearly 40 years, all told by women who witnessed what really happened behind the curtain. Fallen Angel goes back to the beginning of the lingerie megabrand to confront the many ways the brand influenced how a generation of women think about sex, desire, and beauty. The series also explores Les Wexner, the private man who has been at the head of the company for over 35 years, and his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Co-hosted by Vanessa Grigoriadis and Justine Harman, Fallen Angel is a production and direction of C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, and Campside Media.

    Thong Song

    Thong Song

    Victoria’s Secret is a cultural phenomenon, known for its glitzy annual fashion shows, mass-market success, and superstar models known as "Angels." But behind the glittering facade of fierce female empowerment, the multibillion-dollar lingerie megabrand was built on something else entirely.

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    • 32 min
    Emotional Content

    Emotional Content

    An entrepreneur discovers a gap in the lingerie marketplace and creates a store built on the allure of a fictional British noblewoman named Victoria. But it’s not until eccentric Ohioan businessman Les Wexner acquires the brand that Victoria's Secret grows into the global sensation it is today.

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    • 36 min
    Fantasy Town, USA

    Fantasy Town, USA

    After acquiring Victoria's Secret, Les Wexner creates his own idyllic fantasy town in New Albany, Ohio, drawing the interest of many members of the local elite. Soon, Wexner would attract a New York money manager named Jeffrey Epstein.

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    • 37 min
    Money and Meat

    Money and Meat

    Back in the '80s and '90s, the modeling industry was largely fueled by young women but ruled by middle-aged men. These industry gatekeepers claimed they were discovering major talent, but some models say that, behind closed doors, it felt like they were being hunted for sport.

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    • 31 min
    Wings

    Wings

    Victoria's Secret heads into the world of high fashion and introduces an elite and exclusive tier of models called Angels. Behind the scenes, models eager to maintain Angel status fear what will happen if their wings are stripped away.

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    • 38 min
    Trick Mirror

    Trick Mirror

    Victoria's Secret continues its reign with the introduction of their youth line, PINK, and the diamond-encrusted Fantasy Bra. But some employees suspect that the glossy image is a mirage, signifying a possible turning point in the brand's vision.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
913 Ratings

913 Ratings

polooje ,

So good

This is a wild sometime scary and fun ride with lots of twists!

ProvocateurMisses ,

Kill for it

These ladies are legend

Hammurabi ,

*****

I’m just here to offset a 1 star reviewer attacking the host for reporting while woman.

Good listen, would recommend.

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