Yesterday, models walked the runway at the Melbourne Fashion Festival and the shoes they wore made some major headlines–and for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, the platform stilettos were so impossible to walk in that the models were forced to take them off mid-runway and walk barefoot, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’m so disappointed,” Graeme Lewsey, CEO of the festival, told the paper after the show. “It shouldn’t have happened, but models know, if there’s the slightest problem, they have to remove (their shoes) for safety.” That’s pretty big of him. One model told the paper that it was indeed an issue of safety, saying they had to take them off to avoid breaking an ankle “or worse.”
Catwalk snafus are always kind of funny but what’s really cracking us up this time is the way some news sources are framing it as a “silent protest” or a “runway revolt.” So was the model who wobbled so much she had to be escorted off the runway at Anthony Vaccarello also in protest?