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Ouch! When models fall...

Last updated on: November 23, 2017 12:48 IST

The fallen angel of the Victoria's Secret Fashion show has put every model's worst nightmare in the spotlight.

In photos: The long history of awkward slips and tumbles on the catwalk.

Models falling Victorie's Secret Fashion Show

Model Ming Xi's fall on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show catwalk became a trending topic.
Don't miss: The angels are here!
Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters.
 

Models falling

It is an occupational hazard.
A combination photograph shows the tumble a model took during the Cavalera's collection show at he Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2011.
Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters.

 

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A model slips while presenting a creation from the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week.
This is every model's worst nightmare.
Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters.

 

Models falling

Walking the ramp on stilts that masquerade as stilettos is not easy.
This model stumbled during a New York Fashion Week presentation.
Photographs: Scott Gries/Getty Images and Eric Thayer/Reuters.

 

Models falling

Heels are not the only danger.
This model slipped on her gown at the end of Donatella Versace's Autumn-Winter 2002-2003 Haute Couture collection in Paris.
Photograph: John Schults/Reuters.

 

Models falling

In her case it was the stairs that tripped her up while showing off British designer Vivienne Westwood's Red Label fall/winter during a London Fashion Week.
Did you know: Supermodel Naomi Campbell also fell while wearing platfrom shoes during one of Westwood's shows in Paris in 1993.
Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters.

 

Models falling

Long, flowing capes can be tricky as she discovered during the SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection Show during the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 in Beijing.
Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.

 

Models Falling

Sometimes it even happens twice in the same show like it did at the SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week show!
Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images.

 

Models falling

A model trips on the runway during a Sass & Bide fashion show in New York in 2006.
But a fall never kept a good model down.
Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

 

Models falling

No matter how mortifying the spill -- this one happened during the Strateas.Carlucci show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections in Sydney this year -- models tend to recover like pros and keep walking.
Photograph: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images.

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