A full-skirted ball gown may be the ne plus ultra of Cannes glamour, but it’s not a very good hiding place.
On Friday night, a notorious red carpet prankster caused a scene at the premiere of How To Train Your Dragon 2, when he attempted to dive under the hem of America Ferrera’s pale yellow Georges Hobeika Couture dress.
As Ferrera posed for photographers with co-stars Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou, she initially seemed unaware of the action taking place behind her. (Though the crowd behind her reacted in shock!) Within seconds, several security guards rushed in to drag the man out from under the actress’s voluminous gown.
The culprit has been identified as famed prankster Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian TV presenter who has pulled similar stunts in the past.