At last Wednesday's British Fashion Awards, model Karen Elson stepped forward to present the prize for Top Fashion Creator...and then stumbled, falling off the stage, into the orchestra pit. Elson took her descent in stride, saying, "I am the clumsiest person on this earth. I cannot believe I just did that. That is the worst fall I have ever had. I might have broken a rib, but I'm fine."
Not to add insult to injury, but this isn't the first time Elson's fallen in front of the fashion world. She plopped to the ground in a poofy skirt at Zac Posen's fall 2008 show. But at least she isn't the only model to end up head over heels. We've found fifteen of the most ego-bruising moments to hit the catwalk. Which aren't that bad and which are the most ouch? And may we prescribe a pair of flat shoes?