While she’s best known for strutting down a runway sporting angel wings and washboard abs, 39-year-old Adriana Lima has accumulated an expansive and versatile portfolio of runway pursuits. From Italian luxury Maisons such as Bottega Veneta and Versace, to American couture brands such as Luca Luca, the Brazilian supermodel and former Vogue Arabia cover star has graced the runways of over 60 brands in her 20-year career.
Gaining notoriety from her time as a Victoria Secret Angel where she served as the brand’s longest-running model between 1999 and 2018, Lima is known across the industry for her impeccable walk. In speaking to Footwear News in 2018, she divulged that her secret weapon is none other than posture. “Begin with one foot over the other and [align your] posture with your head,” she said. Noting that the technique can change depending on the outfit, Lima noted the most important part of a runway model’s walk, is how they pose for pictures at the end. With her tall posture and commanding aura, Lima’s celebrated walk has placed her on runways all over the world; from Milan to Miami. Alongside a range of extravagant outfits, particularly aboard the Victoria’s Secret runway, Lima has strutted in everything from pom-poms and capes to the coveted Fantasy Bra; which she had the honor of wearing three times over the course of her career. While there are plenty of moments to choose from, here are some of our top picks for Adriana Lima’s best runway moments.