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.

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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.

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Words: Frances van Eeden