For fashion lovers, it's the dazzling annual glamour event sent from heaven. And this year, the Victoria's Secret Angels are in China for the first time.>> It's the biggest fashion show that we ever had.>> And it may very well be. A veteran angel, Adriana Lima found herself sporting the brand's racy lingerie, without some of her fellow supermodels in Shanghai on Monday night, after the show got off to a wobbly start.
Reuters' Adam Jordan went along and explains why Victoria's Secret found itself walking a very fine line.>> There were a number of high profile stars, Gigi Hadid, a supermodel, and Katy Perry, who were expected to be here, and in the end didn't make it. The reports and the rumors were that they'd been denied visas over past incidents where they'd drawn the ire from China State media or China's government or China's online neticizens who are very, very powerful and have a very vocal voice here.
>> Gigi Hadid tweeted she was no longer coming to the show after a video of her squinting while holding a small buddha statue went down badly in China. While Katy Perry was reportedly denied entry for her support for Taiwan. But despite the PR trouble the show must go on, and the timing couldn't be better.
>> Victoria's Secret opened their first China store in Shanghai, and they're looking to take a slice of a huge and fast growing underwear market here, there's a huge number of potential customers in this market. And potentially, even if there are some risks, there are some hurdles and obstacles that companies like Victoria's Secret have to get past, they're often willing to take that risk because the potential growth and opportunity here is just so vast.
>> And it wasn't just the stars who had to jump through hoops to be there, the audience faced tight security on the door with facial recognition and passport checks after a thorough government vetting process, just to secure a seat.