, one of the teen models I profiled last September in my feature "The It Girls
", became infamous shortly after the story ran -- no, no, not because of the powerful impact and global reach of the RFT
, but because she fell down
at the Prada show in Milan.
The runway was slippery, Fogarty was wearing what appeared to be six-inch heels with nylon socks; in retrospect, it seemed inevitable. She limped a few more steps after a couple of spectators in the front row helped her up and then, very coolly and sensibly removed the
shoes and continued down the runway.Jezebel
blogger Tatiana the Anonymous Model
defends Fogarty in a post
she wrote yesterday. She will get no arguments from me; I have enough
trouble navigating slippery floors in gym shoes. But for those who
could have pulled off that Milan runway with way
more aplomb, just read about how carelessly these shows are thrown
together and how the clothes and shoes seldom fit properly without a
lot of pins and tape.
And it's no surprise when minor disasters happen, like a poorly
designed set causing a series of falls, because this is the first time
all these elements were ever combined; there's no rehearsal where you
find out the lighting design is going to blind the girls as they walk
out, or that the last-minute alterations to that dress are going to
cause it to split up the back, or that the floor is like ice under the
soles of those Louboutins, so you all have to roll with it in the grand
tradition of fashion experimentation.
Fogarty is in New York now for Fashion Week. On Sunday, she had to navigate another slippery runway, this one at Hervé Legere.
But this time she stayed upright.Karlie Kloss
, also profiled in my feature, also finds a place on Tatiana's list of Top 10 All Time Model/Runway Mishaps