Due to dangerous high heels and lighting that was far too low, the catwalks became small battle fields for some of the models participating in the Fall 2009 New York Fashion Week.
At Bryant Park, the Hervé Léger runway for designer Max Azria looked like an obstacle course when at least three models spilled all over the dark and slippery catwalk.
Two of the victims were newcomers 15-year-old Monica “Jac” Jagaciak, and 17-year-old German model Karolin Wolter. For his part, Azria said that people should focus on his clothes and not the model wipe outs. Really?
You’d have to wonder how much thought goes into protecting the models with their slender and fragile frames. To me, it is really amazing that we don’t hear much about models twisting or breaking their ankles because of those incredibly dangerous shoes with which they strut up and down the runways.
Ah, the vagaries of fashion.
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