VS Angel Candice Swanepoel stacks it down the Givenchy runway

From a front row of A-list celebrities to the unique setting (the show took place on a pier along the Hudson river) there is no doubt about it - the Givenchy show at NYFW was spectacular!

An unusual highlight of the show saw Candice Swanepoel take a tumble on the runway. Dressed in a black, semi-sheer dress paired with red and black fringed ankle boots, the 26-year-old South African Victoria's Secret Angel tripped and fell flat on the concrete runway. The stunning model instantly had three men offering their hand to help Swanepoel up.


As Carrie Bradshaw has taught us, it is okay to take a tumble on the runway as long as you get back up smiling, and that's exactly what Swanepoel did.

The fallen angel took to Instagram after the show and snapped a photo of her scrapped knee. “Thank you to who ever picked me up off the runway tonight”, she said. “Left with little scratches but mostly a bruised ego #ohwell”.


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Swanepoel was not the only model to take a tumble on the tricky runway, an unknown model in a exquisite sheer lace dress tripped on the undone laces of her booties and stumbled down the platform steps.


Words: Frances van Eeden