Model takes a tumble at NY Fashion Week
Moments like these are always cringe worthy:
It wouldn’t be fashion season without a tumble or two. The big spill to date happened today at Rodarte (those are the instructions given to the models at left), in front of VIP front row-ers Diane von Furstenberg, Elijah Wood, and Natalie Portman. While it’s always a little cringe-worthy when a girl takes a stumble on the runway, this time, as we watched sweet Abbey Lee’s ankles start to tremble and buckle, it particularly pulled on our heartstrings: The shoes were unbelievably high (she didn’t stand a chance!), the girl behind her couldn’t help but stomp right by Lee as she sat sprawled on the runway (that’s what they’re told to do, as cold as it seems!), and we were just told Lee has broken both her ankles in the past (give the girl an effin’ flat, people!).
Mind you, plenty of models have face planted on the runway and lived out strong careers afterwards. Naomi Campbell is one such example - she took a spill during a Chloe show and not only laughed at herself when it happened, but got up and finished the show. Afterwards, she continued to laugh all the way to the bank: a couple of promo commercials featuring footage of her well publicized fall likely earned her a sizable chunk of money.