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.

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Brazilian model Barbara Fialho poses backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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British model Lily Donaldson applies make up backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Bella Hadid (C) and her sister Gigi get ready backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio gets ready backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Jasmine Tookes prepares backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Kendall Jenner prepares backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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A model has her toenails paintedLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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General view of hair stylists, make up artists and models preparing for the Victoria's Secret 2016 fashion showLionel Bonaventure/ AFP

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:

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A model gets ready backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Singer Lady Gaga prepares backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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From left: Alessandra Ambrosio, Lais Oliveira, Lady Gaga, Jasmine Tookes and Valery Kaufman pose backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Rachel Hilbert takes a selfie backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Dominican model Dilone poses backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Gigi and Bella Hadid pose backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Rachel Hilbert poses backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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US model Kendall Jenner poses backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Brazilian model Izabel Goulart poses backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP
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Australian model Bridget Malcom is seen backstageLionel Bonaventure/ AFP