Bella Hadid took a painful tumble on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old budding fashion model landed on all fours on the Michael Kors runway during New York Fashion Week thanks to her six-inch black platform heels.
Also on the catwalk were Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Romee Strijd, all of whom managed to stay upright. In the audience were Emily Blunt and Sienna Miller.
The younger sister of superstar Gigi Hadid was modeling a black sequined below-the-knee dress with sheer ruffles on the arms and sides.
A wide belt showed off a tiny waistline.
Bella before the wipeout. (AFP/JP Yim)
And her shoes spoke volumes, not only because they led to her embarrassing fall but also because they had a dramatic 1990s retro look with a wide ankle strap and high platform lift.
Bella took to Snapchat to post her battle scars from the fall. (Snapchat/Bella Hadid)
It is not known if Bella's battle with the disease contributed to her fall. One of the symptoms of Lyme disease is fatigue.
But Bella has complained of the pain associated with the disease on her social media accounts, noting some days are worse than others.
Her mother Yolanda Foster of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fame also has Lyme disease, something she has documented at length on Instagram.
There has been a tradition of models falling on the runway. When Naomi Campbell slipped in her sky-high heels while on the catwalk for Vivienne Westwood in Paris in 1993, it made headlines around the world. Naomi seemed to be a good sport about it however, laughing after the incident.The mishap made her even more famous, branding her a wild child of high-end fashion modeling.
Meanwhile, Jenner held her own at the show at the Kors show. The reality wonder did not smile and opted for the dead-trance stare that is common on runways. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star stunned in a plunging brown, black and white floral dress. The 20-year-old reality star also had on some very high platform heels, but she kept steady in them. Instead of all black, hers were white and black with a white flower on the front.
By Heidi Parker
Editor’s note: This article has been edited from the source material
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