There’s something about watching models fall on the runway that’s both inherently entertaining and totally cringe-inducing. Call it schadenfreude, but part of us just wants to see the tall, pretty people trip over their tall, pretty heels. Such was almost the fate of Gigi Hadid at the Moschino show yesterday in Milan — and obviously, the internet is freaking out about it.
After stepping on her carpet-inspired dress, the heel of her shoe briefly became tangled in the garment, and onlookers braced themselves (or, you know, silently cheered) for a Carrie Bradshaw “fashion roadkill” moment. But somehow, Hadid was able to extricate herself from the mess and finish her walk like an absolute boss. Hopefully, Stephanie Seymour and all those other Hadid naysayers were watching from home. I mean, would a mere “bitch of the moment” be able to recover from something so traumatic that impressively? I think not.
The collection itself was surprisingly ladylike for a brand most often associated with over-the-top kitsch. Okay, so one model walked the runway with a candelabrum on her head and Kendall Jenner wore a takeout box as a hat, but the clothes themselves still felt surprisingly restrained by Moschino standards.
Anyway, here’s to hoping whichever celebrity wears Hadid’s carpet dress on the red carpet (because you know someone will) has an easier go of it than she did. Jennifer Lawrence would know better by now than to try, right?