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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Runway Eats Woman Who Never Eats

posted by on April 9 at 14:52 PM

I hope crashing through the floor doesn’t give her an even bigger eating disorder.

Thank you, Towleroad via Gawker.

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Posted by Mr. Poe | April 9, 2008 3:00 PM

'um - excuse me, you in the brown blazer...
Thanks for trying to help, but if the 56 lb waif just crashed through that part of the floor, what kind of math do you have to do to come up with the idea that it will hold your 348 lbs of cholesterol?'

Posted by blaze | April 9, 2008 3:07 PM

i like how the second guy falls through after seeing that the middle section cannot hold the weight of a person. but then he acts all cool about it, like he didn't just fall through a runway on top of someone else.

Posted by infrequent | April 9, 2008 3:08 PM

I was actually surprised at how long that part of the floor supported her. The other guy just crashed right through.

Posted by Jerod | April 9, 2008 3:10 PM

i don't think tyra's holding her picture.

Posted by infrequent | April 9, 2008 3:21 PM

if this was in the U.S., considering what they must have paid a union team to assemble that stage - totally unacceptable! Then again, why the hell did the designer - presumably the woman in charge - walk across the light source it the middle anyhow? I'm assuming the models were directed to parade AROUND IT?

Posted by Dougsf | April 9, 2008 3:26 PM

Funny, funny shit.

Thanks for posting it.

Posted by Wolf | April 9, 2008 3:35 PM

Laughing so hard! The dumbass helping who fell through -- I hope she was totally fine until he tumbled down onto her leg and broke it.

Posted by Fnarf | April 9, 2008 4:10 PM


Why would you presume ANY of those things?

For one thing "Charleston Fashion Week" would seem to indicate this event was conducted in South Carolina, a so-called "right-to-work" state where union bargaining units are almost non-existent. It's much more likely this catwalk was assembled by a bunch of non-pro contracters being paid $3 or $4 an hour (since South Carolina does not have a state-mandated minimum wage).

Secondly, it's pretty obvious the center portion of the runway containing the below-walkway light sources were covered by a thin sheet of opaque plastic - as the light wouldn't have been able to pierce a thicker piece of material - and thus were never intended to be walked upon in the first place. Notice how all the other models are walking on the OUTSIDE portion of the catwalk? From this one could easily conclude they were instructed not to stride on the center portion, for exactly the reason made obvious when the model stepped into the center.

And yeah, the dude totally should have been able to figure that out before stepping onto the non-weight bearing piece of thin plastic Ms. Anorexia 2008 had just fallen through...

Posted by COMTE | April 9, 2008 4:11 PM

If you look closely, you can actually see the last model looking back and doing nothing when the designer falls through the floor. Clearly, she's from the Destiny's Child School of Catwalk.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | April 9, 2008 4:20 PM

wouldn't that be the designer that fell through? she seemed to be apart from the models, and waving. it looked like the end of a show to me...

Posted by infrequent | April 9, 2008 4:21 PM

You know where you have that dream where you're on stage, and everyone else is skinnier, and then the floor breaks?

Posted by DJSauvage | April 9, 2008 4:45 PM

@12 Wins!

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | April 9, 2008 5:40 PM

@9 - damnit, I didn't catch the Charleston sign. It was like that damn bike-safety breakdancing bear. Totally distracted by what was in front of me.

Posted by Dougsf | April 9, 2008 6:35 PM

Don't worry, the stage will induce vomiting and throw her back up.

Posted by sloss | April 10, 2008 11:07 AM

and she'll never look the same.

Posted by infrequent | April 11, 2008 9:09 AM

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