In the midst of Paris Fashion Week, the Valentino Haute Couture show was graced by the presence of none other than supermodel Kristen McMenamy, who has been a fixture in the fashion industry since the 1980s. However, the runway event took an unexpected turn when the iconic model stumbled and fell while walking in designer stilettos.
A Stumble on the Runway
As McMenamy made her way down the catwalk, she struggled to maintain her balance in the towering heels. Guests from the audience immediately jumped up to offer their support, but before they could reach her, McMenamy, frustrated with the situation, kicked off her heels and stood up.
In a bold move, she finished the show barefoot, with one heel in each hand. Videos of the moment quickly went viral, with one video on Twitter receiving a whopping 10 million views and another on TikTok garnering 2.2 million views.
"Before the Fall"
McMenamy took the incident in stride, joking about the situation on her Instagram account.
She posted a behind-the-scenes photo of herself getting ready for the show, captioned "Before the fall."
Friends, fans, and famous colleagues commented on the post in support of the model.
Internet users were quick to show support as well, with one user saying, "Idk why people are saying it's her when the shoes obviously were hurting her feet and that's why she started walking like that after she took them off [crying emojis] like be so serious pls." Another even went as far as to say, "This video makes me never want to buy Valentino shoes." They continued in a Twitter thread, "Like those little sling backs I've been wanting are coming right off my wishlist." Despite the stumble, McMenamy "ruled" the runway with her strong and confident demeanor. The incident, although unexpected, only served to showcase her resilience and determination as a fashion icon.