Dozens of 'Angels' were attended to by a busy team of hair and make-up artists prior to the 2016 Victoria Secret Fashion show, held at the Grand Palais in Paris, the first time the lingerie show has been held in the French capital.

Models Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jasemine Tookes were among those booked, and were seen taking selfies as they prepared for the show. Sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid joked around and posed for photographers backstage in their lacy lingerie and dressing gowns.

Speaking to Reuters backstage, Californian model Jasmine Tookes, who wore the $3 million Victora's Secret 2016 Fantasy Bra, said she "excited" and "honoured" to be doing so. Lady Gaga, who performed during the show, along with The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.

IBTimesUK presents some of the best backstage photos of the Angels before they hit the runway: