Karlie Kloss almost wore a dress backwards during her first-ever Alexander McQueen runway show.
In a new video for her YouTube channel, the model reflected on her debut at Paris Fashion Week when she was 15 in 2007 and remembered how she nearly suffered a major wardrobe malfunction during McQueen's spring/summer 2008 presentation when she put her dress with a scooped back on the wrong way.
"I had a quick change between two looks, which is always an honour as a model to wear multiple outfits in a show. I wore the first outfit, walked, did my thing, felt like a million bucks. I take my first look off, I put my second one on, and literally before I could pull my head through the outfit, the casting director is like, 'Karlie, Karlie, Karlie, you're on in two looks,'" she recalled. "I had someone on my foot tying my shoe, I had someone else trying to fix my hair because this big hairdo that I have is fully lopsided. And I look down, and the dress is entirely backwards. The scooped back is in the front and I'm totally naked."
Karlie began panicking about the situation, especially as she knew her mother was watching in the audience. However, with a little quick thinking, the star was able to rectify the dress drama.
"Ten seconds away from being pushed out onto the runway, I said, 'Everybody stop!' and I pulled the belt off, did some weird little thing, wiggle into the dress, I flip it around, and I just get pushed out onto the runway," the 27-year-old smiled.
Karlie went on to note that anything can happen backstage at fashion shows, and she's previously also had to deal with tripping over and broken stilettos.
But she remains thrilled to have participated in a McQueen show.
"Alexander McQueen's shows were unlike anything else. He himself was such an artist. I mean, truly in the purest form. You really felt like a muse," she praised of the British designer, who died in 2010 at the age of 40.
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