A model presents a creation during a run through before the GS Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A model presents a creation during a run through before the GS Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Models present creations from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Models present creations from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A model presents a creation from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A model presents a creation from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A model presents a creation from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A model presents a creation from the GS Shop Lingerie Show during New York Fashion Week. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Models walk the runway during the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show featuring Spanx, Wonderbra, and Playtex during New York Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Models walk the runway during the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show featuring Spanx, Wonderbra, and Playtex during New York Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A model pauses at the end of  the runway during the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show during New York  Fashion Week. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
A model pauses at the end of the runway during the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show during New York Fashion Week. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
Models run through a rehearsal before the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show in New York Fashion Week. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
Models run through a rehearsal before the presentation of the GS Shop Lingerie show in New York Fashion Week. AP Photo/Kathy Willens

New York - Even models love their Spanx.

The global retailer GS Shop, based in Seoul, South Korea, sent the skinny ones down a runway on Tuesday in teensy boy shorts, Wonderbras and stretchy shapewear that helped make Spanx inventor Sara Blakely a very wealthy woman.

Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr was on hand for the lingerie walk that provided an early start to New York Fashion Week's official kickoff on Thursday.

In white, black and neutral tones, some of the models wore one-piece peekaboo Spanx that showed off their legendary lifting Wonderbras, while others sported animal prints, lacy pinks and blues. A few flaunted Playboy Bunny-like black bowties. Playtex, another giant in “foundation garments,” also contributed some skimpy looks.

Compared to Wonderbra, founded in 1935, Spanx is the new kid. Blakely launched her brand in 2000 and added Manx (Spanx for men) in 2010. - Sapa-AP