Naomi Campbell Reveals Designers Ask Her To ‘Purposefully’ Fall During Runway Shows Like Iconic 1993 Moment

Twenty-six years after her iconic fall, Naomi Campbell still can’t live it down.

The supermodel, 49, joined fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, 78, for a special interview for British Vogue and looked back at that moment.

For those who don’t remember — or weren’t born yet — Campbell walked Westwood’s runway in 1993 where she stumbled and fell while wearing super-high, purple lace-up platforms.

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Photo by Guy Marineau/Condé Nast via Getty Images
Photo by Guy Marineau/Condé Nast via Getty Images

“I was embarrassed,” she admitted. “I was embarrassed because it was not the right time of the month for a woman to fall and I felt like I should have practised more.”

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Westwood replied, “Stop! The reason you fell is because you had these rubber tights and your thighs caught together!”

But in the moment, Campbell just knew she had to keep moving: “The most important thing is that I said to myself, ‘Get up and keep going, that’s all you have to do.’”

And 26 years later, Campbell revealed designers still ask her to recreate the fall on their runways. But Campbell says she tells them, “’Absolutely not. It goes against everything that I stand for. I’m not falling purposefully.’”

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