The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs tonight.
Based on photos that have emerged in the days since this year’s show filmed, it’s evident that the flashy production, which has only gotten more elaborate over the years, maintains its reputation in 2016.
But if there’s one thing that has gone unchanged since the show’s humble beginnings, it’s the models’ excitement about walking that coveted runway. Kendall Jenner has been quoted repeatedly calling the show her ultimate dream, and the same goes for best friend and fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid.
The iconic models who came before have held the show at that same regard. Heidi Klum credits the show with making her a “household name.” Adriana Lima, the brand’s longest running model, was quoted at age 18 as saying she thinks the “dream of a lot of girls” would be to work with the brand.
So, while the show has changed drastically over the years into the mega-produced holiday spectacle it’s known as today, the feeling that it’s the ultimate career milestone for a model remains beautifully unchanged.
Check out some of your favorite supermodels in all their VS glory through the years below.