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:
http://www.vbox7.com/play:9b764f6b
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!

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