Now that's a fall collection! Model takes a tumble on the catwalk after tripping over skirt at Dennis Basso
It is inevitable at Fashion Week, where models strut atop towering stilettos, that there will a few tumbles on the catwalks.
But yesterday at the Dennis Basso show one unlucky clotheshorse took a trip seemingly on account of the length of the skirt she was wearing.
The pretty blonde came crashing down when the hem of the billowing floor-length skirt became caught under her feet.
A model trips over her skirt and falls on the runway during the Dennis Basso Fall 2012 show yesterday
Nevertheless she gathered herself up again and continued walking with barely a trace of embarrassment, or sense of humour for that matter, visible on her face.
Known for his furs and ready-to-wear lines, Dennis Basso showed his Fall 2012 collection yesterday which featured the bright orange skirt and sparkling top that caused the fall.
Famous faces to have witnessed the humiliation included Star Jones, Joan Rivers, Ivanka Trump and Susan Lucci.
Speaking prior to the accident, a source once admitted that falling on the catwalk can be career-threatening.
'It's quite common for girls to be
quietly dropped by their agents after tripping or falling during a
show,' they told MailOnline.
'As far as the designers are
concerned the model's job is to make the clothes look fantastic. That's
compromised when she starts stumbling down the catwalk like a drunk.
Going, going gone! The model seemingly tripped due to the length of her billowing skirt
Up you get: A fall such as this can be the undoing of a model's career depending on how established she is
'If the girl is what the model industry calls a 'new face' it could terminate her career before she's even really got started. Walking is how new faces launch or raise their profile in order to land moneyed jobs like advertising campaigns.'
There are apparently a few tricks of the trade that models rely on to avoid such disasters. These include requesting bone-crushingly small sizes to make sure their feet are wedged firmly inside the shoes.
And some girls have been known to sandpaper the bottoms of the show shoes to give them extra grip on the runway surface.
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