Highlights from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

The 18th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion show was held in New York on Wednesday, Nov 13.

Pop-country music star Taylor Swift kicked off the highly-anticipated event, rocking the runway wearing a Union flag-print mini-dress, in line with the 'British Invasion' theme for the opening.

Other themes for the evening were Snow Angels, Shipwrecked, Parisian Nights, Pink Network and Birds of Paradise, reported The Daily Mail.

Besides Swift, the show also featured performances by Fall Out Boy and UK girl-group Neon Jungle. Swift closed the show with a performance of her hit song, "I Knew You Were Trouble".

24-year-old South African model Candice Swanepoel was chosen this year to wear the US$10 million (S$12 million) Royal Fantasy Bra - designed by Mouawad - down the runway. 

The show was taped and is scheduled to be broadcast on US network CBS on Dec 10.

Here's a first look at the highlights of the Victoria's Secrets Fashion Show 2013.