Top 5 Runway Bails of 2008
We love watching women. We love watching beautiful women. But let's face it, there's nothing we love more than watching beautiful women make fool of themselves. As the stiletto heels skyrocketed this year, so did the numbers of women who stumbled in their skimpy heels and ended up hitting the ground. As part of the best and worst of 2008, here are the top 5 runway bails of 2008.
5. Miss USA Crystle Stewart at Miss Universe pageant
This is the second year in a row a Miss USA has fallen grace at the annual Miss Universe pageant.
She tripped on the train of her bejeweled evening gown as she made her entrance.
4. Designer K. Morgan at Charleston Fashion Week
Just when you thought it was about models, Charleston local designer and owner of Anne's Boutique proves that designers are also at risk by slipping on her own catwalk! One can only blame the show's insufficient budget for this atrocity.
3. Karen Elson at Zac Posen Fall/Winter 2008
The rest of these girls might be newbies, but Karen, being a runway veteran, has no excuses for tumbling in those platforms.
Runway coach J. Alexander from ANTM, however, shares his sympathies:
"I've seen bigger models fall," he told us. "I've seen asses up in the air. Panties, G-strings, no panties. The great thing is that she fell in the right dress. It was gorgeous. And what a way to enter the stage! Whoosh, on the floor, in just a big puff of silk tulle and organdy."
2. Milana Bogolepova at Dior Resort 2008
A victim of ridiculously high heels.
Stiletto sandals and swimsuit cover-up proved too much for poor Bogolepova, who tottered so badly that she hit the ground not once, but twice. Official blame fell on her pin-thin heels, though there were vicious whispers backstage of just how much pre-show champers was consumed.
1. Katie Fogarty at Prada Spring/Summer 2009
Katie wasn't the only one to fall at the Prada show; in fact, two other girls also shared her predicament. But she takes the title of top runway bail of 2008 for taking her shoes off after struggling in them.
Just in case you were wondering what Prada plans to do with their haute creation...
the shoes are going to be commercially produced with those slippery socks; Prada is considering fusing the socks to the insoles to prevent slippage.
A note to Prada: Sticking a warning sign on those shoes might be your best bet. Otherwise you might be receiving some hefty lawsuits.