The Scoop On Carmen Electra's Runway Tumble

03/15/2007 at 01:45 PM ET

Carmen Electra had some pre-show jitters before the the Max Factor Salutes Hollywood Fashion Show to benefit Clothes off Our Back. She warned everyone (including fellow celeb strutters Denise Richards and Kristen Cavallari), “Be careful, ladies – it’s slippery!” Hoping to avoid a spill, stylist Nicole Chavez, padded the bottoms of their Stuart Weitzman three-inch heels and sprayed them with hairspray and ginger ale so they would have some traction. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop Carmen from taking a tumble during her second trip down the runway (in a blue Kevin Hall gown). When Days of Our Lives’ star Allison Sweeney, tried to help her up, Sweeney fell too! (Don’t worry, both were fine afterwards.) To avoid more falls, Chavez ordered them to finish the show with heels in hands. Chavez, who styles Rachel Bilson and Ashlee Simpson, says the decision made all the difference, “When the shoes came off, their personalities came out and it was fun.” The head-to-toe looks from the show will be up for auction on Clothes off Our Back starting March 16.

Read more about Carmen Electra in today’s news story here.

Photo:Michael Williams/startraks; Mark Mainz/Getty

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KC on

I tried not to laugh, but I had too once I saw the picture. I’m glad Carmen and Allison are okay…..I wonder if they are going to sue? HA!

Elizabeth on

I love Carmen no matter what!!! It’s not easy to walk runways, smile Carmen!!!

ucokaty on

i hate heels with no traction to the floor! i feel your pain carmen! :(

May on

I hope her and Allison Sweeney are okay.

Elda on

poor baby girl and just look at her, she still manages to keep a smile on her face afterwards!!

alice on

Hey, it happens to the best of us :-)

Elda on

p.s. beautiful woman with a beautiful dress on!!!

Doroty on

I thought that those things happen only in a second class badly organized fashion shows like this from my homecountry Bulgaria:
You might not understand what they are saying but it pretty self explanatory :)At least the way they resolved it here brought something extra to the show.In the Bulgarian version the janitor joins the runway :)

j on

she looks damn good regardless!! :)

enigma on

Well, embarrassing moments happen to the best of us!

Heather on

She looks great! Love the dress

autumn on

I cant believe they fell! I wished I was there! Allison is a sweetheat!Carmen is a good-girl!

Courtney on

She is so gorgeous (always)! I love her dearly!! She is such a sweetheart!

Shawna on

Did you check out the video at I tried not to laugh but I had too. It’s a great laugh for a Thursday afternoon!!

cmelanieb on

Ouch! With no “cushion” on her bottom that had to hurt! She is still stunning and I LOVE the dress.

Kelly on

OH! That would hurt so much! At least she did the right thing and kept on smiling! She’s gorgeous!

aleigha on

I’m sorry that probably hurt, but it’s really funny…even funnier because of the reaction from the audience!

jlew21 on

Hey, it’s a good thing they are both okay. Carmen is a hottie. So is Allison. Had a good look at Allisons panties during the fall though.

Blair on

It’s funny but also bad situation for Carmen.This heels are driving me crazy.But they still looks good.

enigma on

It seems to me, the media goes crazy when a model falls on the job, because falling is considered to be “damaging” towards the models career!!

If, you really look at it, it’s not the model’s fault 99% of the time.

It’s the designers/makers of the footwear mistake(s). The shoes are never supportive enough to endure the swaying of a forceful catwalk.

And, secondly the material the “catwalk/runway” is made of’s always a shiny/slick and an impractical surface to walk on!! No one should suffer pain or embarrassing moments all in the name of Fashion…that’s just stupid!

Practical engineering in shoe design and practical engineering in catwalk design/consrtuction would help eliminate those embarrassing moments for the models!!!

It’s just a thought!?!

rachel b. on

That is crazy but a good comeback for going shoeless for Carmen and having the Days of Our Lives star pick-her-up.

Roberta de Paula on

Soooo funny!!!
Have you seen the video??


Rachel on

Oops! Even princesses make mistakes too.

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