A Blow-by-Blow of Lincoln Center’s First Catwalk Spill

Runway spills are our catnip, and new home of fashion week was officially christened by Ataui Deng's fall at Z Spoke, which was as jaw-dropping as her recovery was applause-worthy.

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Runway spills are our catnip, and new home of fashion week was officially christened by Ataui Deng's fall at Z Spoke, which was as jaw-dropping as her recovery was applause-worthy.
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A lot of the metallic platforms on the Z Spoke runway, indeed, looked treacherous, but the model's heeled loafers didn't look quite as dangerous until her foot started to go out from under her.
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She made a great attempt to recover her balance ...
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... and then finally reached for the floor as she realized she was going down.
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She landed on her knees hard, but that didn't keep a broad smile from hitting her lips the instant after she hit the runway, instantly winning over the crowd.
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By the time she was up and walking again (within seconds), she even gave a little fist-pump in the air. And lo, the audience loved it. Well played, Ataui Deng. Well played.
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