Anja Rubik Purple Magazine #29 S/S 2018 by Olivier Zahm
Not a very good start! Model takes a tumble on first day of Paris Fashion Week
Anthony Vaccarello's star has been on a meteoric rise since Gwyneth Paltrow wore one of his dresses on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.
But while the Belgian designer's profile gets higher and higher, one of his models took a series of tumbles at his Paris Fashion Week show yesterday.
Model Pauline Hoarau attracted attention for all the wrong reasons when she tripped and fell several times during the finale walk-through.
A little unstable: Model Pauline Hoarau attracted attention for all the wrong reasons when she tripped and fell several times in her Giuseppe Zanotti heels at the Anthony Vaccarello show
Runway tumble: The model's Giuseppe Zanotti stilettoes were held responsible for the fall
Hoarau's Giuseppe Zanotti heels were held responsible for her falls - although the other models were all wearing very similar stilettos, and the model has surely worn more precarious shoes over the course of her career.
Perhaps injured from the tumble, it seems she needed the support of some fellow models to make her way off the runway.
Helping hand: Perhaps injured from the fall, it seems she needed the aid of some fellow models to make her way off the runway - luckily they seemed a supportive bunch
Hoarau was far from the only model to draw attention, though.
Karlie Kloss, who has been notably absent in New York, London and Milan this season has been the buzz of the recent string of Fashion Weeks
But yesterday, the 19-year-old finally made an appearance in Paris.
Back on the catwalk: Karlie Kloss made her first fashion week appearance this season, opening Anthony Vaccarello's show in Paris. Earlier this month she cancelled all work for a mysterious 'big opportunity'
Chicago-born Miss Kloss, whose stellar career reached a high point at the end of last year when she walked in the Victoria's Secret show, opened the Paris Fashion Week show in an austere all-navy duchesse satin suit.
She was joined on the runway by several other top names including Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik and Arizona Muse, while Kanye West sat front row.
Though the all-star cast is a demonstration of how significant this little-known label is set to become, Miss Kloss's appearance on the catwalk is the biggest surprise.
Catwalk queens: Walking the same show were Arizona Muse (left), Anja Rubik (centre) and Joan Smalls (right)
Excited: Miss Kloss took snaps with a miniature camera as she took part in a practice run before the actual event (left) and in full make-up during the actual show (right)
Ever since CNN fashion reporter, Alina Cho tweeted that the model had 'cancelled all catwalk appearances in NY for a big opportunity', the rumour mill has been in overdrive, speculating what that may be.
Shortly after, the news was confirmed by her agency, then little was heard until yesterday when the teen star began posting messages on Twitter about the fact that she was in Paris.
An editor at Elle.com who attended the Vaccarello show revealed to Fashionista.com that Miss Kloss had refused all catwalk opportunities because she had been due to film a commercial in Japan.
Rising star: Accompanying the designer as he took his bow was Anja Rubik, who closed the show in a showstopping asymmetric black-and-gold evening gown
Apparently, though, it all fell through, putting her back on the runway in time for Paris Fashion Week - although not quite soon enough to bag her the privilege of taking to the runway with Vaccarello himself.
Accompanying the designer as he took his bow was Anja Rubik, who closed the show in a showstopping asymmetric black-and-gold evening gown.