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You’ll Never Fall As Gracefully As These 3 Models Did During China Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 - Day 6

What do you expect to happen when you put extremely tall, leggy women in 8-inch heels and send them strutting down a slippery runway? I’m kind of surprised thatmodels don’t fall flat on their faces every single day, if we’re being honest– but their tumbles wouldn’t be nearly as funny and charming if they weren’t so rare. That’s why it’s especially crazy that three models took a dive at the same runway show this weekend.

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 - Day 6

It’s China Fashion Week, and the Seccry Hu Sheguang show saw a record number of accidental wipeouts. Not one, not two, but three models found themselves trying to pose their way out of embarrassment when they faltered on their heels. Luckily, nobody got seriously hurt (I imagine you could do a lot of damage to yourself by slipping up when your shoes are that intense), and all three women managed to look beautiful and composed the whole time. Who said modeling was easy?

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 - Day 6

They all look so awesome in the photos that I can’t even decide who’s the best faller. The woman in the Ronald McDonald wig with the cellophane hat? She just looks like she’s doing really well-aligned squats at the gym. The bald beauty in red? She looks like a graceful bird pre-flight. And the lady in the wax paper dress just kept doing her thing, even though her outfit was see-through and she was twisting her ankle. That takes talent.

Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 - Day 6

I now have even more respect for people who have the self-control and poise to turn their bodies into works of art– and to keep their smoldering facial expression locked even as they fall to the ground. Considering I’m still nursing a hefty scab from last Saturday’s attempt at walking in much smaller platforms, I kind of want to give a standing ovation to anyone who can endure an embarrassing fall without completely crumbling from the humiliation. My hat’s off to you, ladies.

Via E! / Photos: Getty Images

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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    Someone should do a fashion spread in a magazine featuring solely photos of models falling gracefully in crazy high heels.