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Fall fashions? Your slip is showing…

February 4, 2011

BRAZIL/

Johnson, get your butt into my office! You call yourself a news photographer? You’ve covered the fashion show all week, and not a single shot of a model falling down!

Well thankfully it’s been a pretty safe show, Boss…

BRAZIL/Thankfully? You think readers wanna see skinny chicks standing upright in boring outfits? They want pratfalls! Accidents!

Look, sometimes you have to help it along a little. Why, back in my day as a young shooter, we carried Vaseline in our camera bags. A little dab of that on the runway, and it’s “I Love Lucy” all over again!

Boss, is that even ethical?

We don’t use that word here, Johnson. There are lots of other tricks. You substitute a pair of roller skates for their designer shoes, you set  your strobe light on STUN and surprise them with it…

You can call out their name and tell ‘em their pet iguana died, or string a little piano wire across the runway at ankle height…

BRAZIL/Boss, this is unconscionable! Stop this!

Johnson, it’s 18 degrees outside. Suppose you spill a little soapy water on the runway and leave the outside stage door open. A thin sheet of ice, undetectable…

Behind-the scenes story of the falling model

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A model falls down while she presents a creation from Cavalera’s collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Winter 2011 in Sao Paulo, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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Fashion show in a puddle?
Like Flanders would say…”Dum do diddly diddle!”

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Zombies..rain and slips..a perfect combination :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

What the heck? She almost looks like the fall is intentional. When did they start putting puddles of water on fashion runways? Is it a wet t-shirt creation?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

If the model’s in the middle of a puddle on a griddle, AND she’s wearing a girdle while trying to hurdle an imaginary poodle, THEN it’s a model middle puddle griddle girdle hurdle poodle.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Ho hum…another model falling down. When Johnson can get some pics of a model falling up then I will be interested.

Oh and I don’t think you can really call fashion show outfits boring. Eccentric, weird, mind boggling, crappy mostly, but not boring.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Classic headline BG… :)

Is that a life-jacket around her stomach? Was this fall part of the show, what with the water and all?

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

One word. Water skis. Wait, that’s two words. Oh well, Mr. Spam Filter doesn’t care about bad grammer (sic).

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

@Nosmo: really clever! Though I am not sure if you are off the sprinkles or had too many.

@ifly: the fasions are Picassoesque (with a tip of a fashionable, if weird, hat to Doc).

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@Onedoor, perhaps but could it be denied Picasso had his fair share of issues also?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

seriously? let’s perpetuate negativity by picking on skinny girls. everybody of every size should be treated with respect.

Posted by hcw24 | Report as abusive
 

hello? Lost & Found? There seems to be a sense of humor missing.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Seriously? I must have woken up in another dimension as I thought we were having fun on the slippery runway of life.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

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