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Tysons Corner Center's Victoria's Secret put on a show, but not without complaints

In October, an R-rated Victoria's Secret window display at Tysons Corner Center drew gawkers, TV cameras, and complaints that the lingerie-clad mannequins' poses suggested sadomasochism. The hoopla died down when the store posed the mannequins less provocatively.

Washingtonian staffers contributing to this section were Cristina Abello, Susan Baer, Susan Davidson, Ken DeCell, Rebecca Dreilinger, Kim Isaac Eisler, Mary Clare Fleury, Kimberly Forrest, Brooke Lea Foster, Garrett M. Graff, Cynthia Hacinli, Thomas Head, Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Chad Lorenz, Leslie Milk, Aparna Nancherla, William O'Sullivan, Cindy Rich, and Chris Wilson. Also contributing were Cathy Alter, Ann Cochran, and Matthew Graham.