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Stunning Photos Show Evolution Of The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Some things never change.

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.

Jenner and Hadid at their first show in 2015. 
Jenner and Hadid at their first show in 2015. 

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.

1995
Ron Galella via Getty Images
Angelika Kallio
1995
Ron Galella via Getty Images
Beverly Peele
1996
Evan Agostini via Getty Images
Rebecca Romijn
1995
Ron Galella, Ltd. via Getty Images
Stephanie Seymour
1995
Ron Galella via Getty Images
Leilani Bishop
1996
Evan Agostini via Getty Images
Naomi Campbell
1996
Evan Agostini via Getty Images
Naomi Campbell
1996
Evan Agostini via Getty Images
Helena Christensen
1996
Rose Hartman via Getty Images
Tyra Banks
1997
KMazur via Getty Images
Helena Christensen
1997
Ron Galella via Getty Images
Rebecca Romijn
1998
Ron Galella, Ltd. via Getty Images
Karen Mulder
1999
Jon Gordon via Getty Images
Stephanie Seymour
1999
Ron Galella via Getty Images
Tyra Banks
2000
Victor VIRGILE via Getty Images
Gisele Bundchen
2000
Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2000
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
Tyra Banks
2000
Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2001
Rose Hartman via Getty Images
Karolina Kurkova
2001
Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
Molly Sims
2001
KMazur via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2001
KMazur via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2002
Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2002
Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
Bridget Hall
2002
Frank Micelotta Archive via Getty Images
Tyra Banks
2002
KMazur via Getty Images
Naomi Campbell
2003
KMazur via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2003
Frank Micelotta via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2003
KMazur via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2005
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2005
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2005
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Tyra Banks, Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova
2005
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Izabel Goulart
2005
Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Gisele Bundchen
2006
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Izabel Goulart
2006
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Miranda Kerr
2007
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2007
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Jessica White
2007
Frank Trapper via Getty Images
Karolina Kurkova
2007
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Miranda Kerr
2007
GABRIEL BOUYS via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2007
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
2008
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Marisa Miller
2008
John Parra via Getty Images
Naomi Lenore
2008
John Parra via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2008
TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
Karolina Kurkova
2008
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2008
Alexander Tamargo via Getty Images
Candice Swanepoel
2008
Alexander Tamargo via Getty Images
Doutzen Kroes
2009
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Izabel Goulart
2009
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Heidi Klum
2009
Jason Kempin via Getty Images
Chanel Iman
2009
Jason Kempin via Getty Images
Miranda Kerr
2010
Arun Nevader via Getty Images
Anja Rubik
2010
Philip Ramey Photography, LLC via Getty Images
Candice Swanepoel
2010
Theo Wargo via Getty Images
Chanel Iman
2010
Theo Wargo via Getty Images
Behati Prinsloo
2010
Theo Wargo via Getty Images
Liu Wen
2010
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Erin Heatherton
2010
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2011
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
Lily Aldridge
2011
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Chanel Iman
2011
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2011
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Miranda Kerr
2011
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2011
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2012
Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho via Getty Images
Joan Smalls
2012
TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images
Hilary Rhoda
2012
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
Jourdan Dunn
2012
Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho via Getty Images
Karlie Kloss
2012
Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
Lily Donaldson
2013
Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
Lily Aldridge
2013
Bryan Bedder via Getty Images
Cara Delevingne
2013
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Candice Swanepoel
2013
Randy Brooke via Getty Images
Jasmine Tookes
2014
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Behati Prinsloo
2014
Samir Hussein via Getty Images
Karlie Kloss (and Taylor Swift)
2014
Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho via Getty Images
Jasmine Tookes
2014
Karwai Tang via Getty Images
Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio
2014
Karwai Tang via Getty Images
Jourdan Dunn
2015
CNBC via Getty Images
Candice Swanepoel
2015
JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2015
CNBC via Getty Images
Kendall Jenner
2015
CNBC via Getty Images
Izabel Goulart
2015
Michael Stewart via Getty Images
Gigi Hadid
2015
Michael Stewart via Getty Images
Alessandra Ambrosio
2015
Taylor Hill via Getty Images
Maria Borges
2015
CNBC via Getty Images
Sara Sampaio
2015
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Joan Smalls
2016
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Maria Borges
2016
Samir Hussein via Getty Images
Bella Hadid
2016
Thomas Concordia via Getty Images
Gigi Hadid
2016
Francois G. Durand via Getty Images
Adriana Lima
2016
Taylor Hill via Getty Images
Kendall Jenner
2016
Timur Emek via Getty Images
Irina Shayk
2016
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
Lily Aldridge
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