Like any accident waiting to happen, watching a model trip on the runway is painful to watch. But it’s 10 times more painful for the girl that falls.
Last week at the Seccry Hu Sheguang show at China Fashion Week, not one, not two, but three models tumbled over on the catwalk. The spills were made all the more dramatic by Alice In Gagaland costumes and ridiculous headgear. But when you look at the photos, there’s real hurt on the faces of the girls who are falling.
(We recommend you watch this video without the sound…)
That pain was entirely preventable. The reason the models fell was because they were wearing 20 centimetre heels.
20 centimetre heels.
Unless you’re a highly trained circus performer, or a well practiced drag queen, you shouldn’t be asked to wear stilts that high as part of your regular day job. It’s not like these monstrous clod-hopping heels make the clothes look any better. In fact, their proportions just add an entirely unneeded element of awkwardness to a model’s outfit.