My plan for last week’s Sexy Friday was to take us on a wild ride through history, but that got pushed to the backburner, and for a very good reason. But now we’re back on track, and I’m ready to take you all in a ride in my Sexy Friday Time Machine. For the sake of continuity, let’s say it’s a Rob Ryan F*ck Van.

Today we travel back to 1979, thanks to the fine people at Retronaut, who uncovered a copy of a 33-year old Victoria’s Secret catalog. And I was checking out the Angels of yesteryear and wondering, “Just how shag is that carpet, and how do they match up to the Angels that we’ve been appreciating in the here and now?”

Strap yourselves in and prepare to cast judgment, friends, because where we’re going… we don’t need bras.

(Also, I’ll be emailing some of you Vincent Van Goghs from the Photoshop Challenge thread for your excellent efforts and to get you some free t-shirts. I just have to finish going through the 6 million images. Wonderfully done.)

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