Bella Hadid Falls on New York Fashion Week Runway
Models| | By Sara Wilkins
Bella Hadid was left red-faced on Wednesday when she fell on the runway during New York Fashion Week.
The 19-year-old model was walking in the Michael Kors Spring 2017 fashion show, displaying a ruffled, knee-length dress with towering platform heels when she suffered every model’s worst nightmare and lost her footing.
She tumbled right in front of the photographers’ pit, landing on her hands and knees, as some members of the audience, which included Vogue boss Anna Wintour and actresses Emily Blunt and Sienna Miller, gasped in shock.
However, Hadid refused to let the fall keep her down and she gracefully picked herself up off the ground and continued with the show, which also featured fellow models Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Taylor Hill.
The teen, who is dating singer The Weeknd, has yet to comment on the runway collapse, but she isn’t the first big name to trip up during a high-profile show.
Candice Swanepoel fell as she walked in a New York Fashion Week presentation for Givenchy last year, while Hadid’s idol, Naomi Campbell, is infamous for her epic stumble in 1993 during Vivienne Westwood’s Paris Fashion Week showcase.
Hadid’s older sister, fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid, is also no stranger to fashion show fails after her right breast was accidentally left exposed at the Versace presentation during Milan Fashion Week in Italy this past February.
The blonde 21-year-old, who had been wearing a black evening gown with cutout detail and a low neckline for the occasion, laughed off the incident in a post on Twitter after the embarrassing strut.
She tweeted, “Wadrobe (sic) malfunctions happen on the runway every day of fw (fashion week) & are…unfortunate,lol,but let’s talk instead about the new VERSACE CHOKERS”.