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The supermodel gone viral for taking a tumble at the Valentino Fashion Show in Paris is saying the blame is all on her … after people online started pointing fingers at the company for the way they design their shoes.
Kristen McMenamy took to Instagram Thursday, after a clip of her taking the hard fall — then ripping her high heels off — picked up steam online. She thanked the luxury brand and fashion designer Pierpaolo Piccioli for the opportunity, before adding “I f***ed up.”
For those unaware, many put the blame on Valentino, not Kristen, for the slip up … saying it appeared the shoes she wore looked too small for her to walk in, or that she was given the wrong size. .
Kristen later returned to the runway without the heels, but many pointed out she still seemed to be walking awkwardly.
A rep for Valentino tells TMZ … the company values the safety and well-being of its models hired to walk in its shows — adding they were able to practice ahead of time in their shoes, and had the option to wear different ones if needed.
You’ll recall, last year’s runway for Valentino saw a number of falls, too … all related to models unable to walk properly in their heels. Looks like Kristen’s tumble this time around was an isolated incident, though.