Despite some well-documented difficulties leading up to the big event, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, as they say, must go on. And it did, sans the likes of Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid.

Yesterday the flock of Angels strutted their stuff in Shanghai, alongside performers Harry Styles, Leslie Odom Jr., Miguel, Li Yundi and Jane Zhang. Big names including Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and Alessandra Ambrosio took to the catwalk in the brand's over-the-top lingerie, and for the first time ever, a capsule collection designed with luxury brand Balmain and its fashion-forward creative director, Olivier Rousteing. Needless to say, it was a leggy soiree worth taking in ahead of its television airing next week. Click through for a sneak peek!

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on 11/28 at 10PM on CBS

[Photos by Josh Wong Photography]