The lingerie retailer inducted five more women into its Angel ranks – a designation reserved for top models – in front of a packed house.
They were Emanuela de Paula, Chanel Iman, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lindsay Ellingson and Candice Swanepoel.
But Klum, who gave birth to a daughter five weeks ago, was the audience favourite in her purple corset covered with a half gown with poufs of tulle. She emerged from the huge, castlelike set to applause.
Musical guests The Black Eyed Peas – especially Fergie, its only female member, who wore a black, jewelled bodysuit – also drew cheers.
Fergie came out later in a green corset gown.