A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the 751D-PARK Central Hall on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress
You would expect models to trip occasionally while tottering down catwalks in crazy outfits and high heels, but you wouldn’t expect it to happen to three models in one show.
But that’s what happened during the Seccry Hu Sheguang show at China Fashion Week on Sunday, and there were photographers there to capture the falls in all their glory.
It’s frankly surprising that any of the models managed to remain upright, considering they were wearing heels with either seven or eight-inch platform shoes.
A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week. Photo: Getty
Perhaps the most dramatic spill was carried out by a model in a red body suit with a matching shawl and platforms. The model looked shocked when the shawl got tangled in her heels, causing her to fall over completely and land on her side.
Another model all in red was literally brought to her knees by her platform heels. Wearing a bright red wig and tall hat, the model winced and shut her eyes as she prepared herself for the inevitable (and probably painful) impact. However she regained her composure and managed to finish her catwalk without a pained expression.
The last model had the most trouble. Wearing a sheer dress and nude Christian Louboutins in a group catwalk, she stumbled once but recovered. However she tripped a second time and fell to one knee. Thankfully she just missed falling off the edge of the catwalk, and also managed to finish her parade.
Luckily none of the models were seriously hurt ... although their self esteem might be a little bruised.