The Victoria's Secret fashion show drew more than 10 million viewers on CBS in November (ratings have risen dramatically since hitting a low in 2006) and included celebrities like Kanye West and Jay-Z. The annual blowout, which cost $12 million, attracts worldwide attention. The brand's mighty publicity machine was tested in the following month, when a Bloomberg News report alleged that the company purchased cotton from a farm in Burkina Faso employing a 13-year-old. Limited Brands quickly disputed the report, avoiding a public relations mess for now.
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