Poor Candice Swanepoel! She’s usually got the grace of an Angel, but at the Givenchy runway show during NYFW, the model couldn’t stop gravity from keeping her down. Click through to watch what happened!
South African beauty Candice Swanepoel, 26, was strutting her stuff on the Givenchy catwalk on September 11 during New York Fashion Week, when she tripped over her fashionably unlaced boots. Candice went down in the middle of the runway, but was able to retain her composure throughout the whole mishap. But god, that looked like that hurt! Click through to see video of her rough fall.
The runway is Candice’s home, and whether she’s doing her thing as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, or giving us high fashion, like during this Givenchy SS16 showcase, she’s always the one to beat. It’s just a terrible mistake that her (very cute), black, fringed booties had to be worn purposely unlaced; it’s obviously hard to walk like that! You can see her video of the incident here.
Candice tumbled forward on the catwalk after losing her balance, and fell on her hands and knees. The look of panic, then pain, on her face was just awful! A chivalrous gentlemen from the front row rushed to her aid, and as she was guided to her feet she let the rest of the audience know she was A-OK.
Proving that she’s a total professional, Candice gave the crowd a little wave and put on a smile as she continued down the runway again. No biggie for this seasoned model. She just fixed her hair a little bit, straightened her shoulders, and resumed doing what she was there to do: model the hell out of that gorgeous, black lace Givenchy dress!
Candice blessedly made it through the rest of the show without mishap, thankfully. She was able to laugh it off eventually, sharing a photo of her scraped knees on Instagram after the night ended. “Thank you to who ever picked me up off the runway tonight. 🙏🏻left with little scratches but mostly a bruised ego 😁☺️😘 #ohwell,” she captioned the pic.
We’re so glad that she’s okay — and so funny about it too! HollywoodLifers, were you shocked to see Candice fall at NYFW? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson