The red carpet is more than just a place for stars to pose for pictures. It’s also a great place for designers to show off their creations. Still, no one is perfect, and even some of the most iconic names in the industry have had to account for unexpected fashion challenges during the big event.
The challenge of an outdoor red carpet is that you can plan just about everything but the weather. The most you can really do is try to work with it as best as possible.
At the British Academy Film Awards in 2013, Winnie Forsyth sported this yellow gown and got some really stunning photos. What we don’t see as much of is the train for the gown. That’s because the wind kept picking it up so the star simply removed it for an easier but equally elegant evening.
Hayden Panettiere is no stranger to red-carpet shows. Still, even a professional can take the wrong step here and there. Hayden Panettiere was attending the 2014 Met Gala in a ballgown fit for a Disney movie.
The length was a bit of a struggle, though. While she mostly managed it flawlessly, the stairs on the red carpet got the better of her. Luckily, the actress took it in stride and managed to get a few great photos on those same stairs.
Anyone who has ever put on a pair of stilettos can tell you that they aren’t easy to walk in. Still, some people manage to make it look effortless!
With that difficulty in mind, it’s no surprise that stars stumble sometimes. As a supermodel, Graham is no stranger to making difficult outfits look effortless. Yet, everyone still had a moment of concern when the star got a stiletto caught on her outfit. The good news is that she was fine and even recovered right away!
When Charlie’s Angels premiered in 2003, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz did a lot to promote the film. Of course, this included a few red carpet appearances. At the 2003 premiere of the movie, the actresses all showed up in coordinating white outfits.
Luckily, Barrymore and Liu were right there as Diaz lost a shoe crossing the street to meet a few fans. We suppose a broken shoe strap is the least that Charlie’s angels have had to deal with!
Nicki Minaj has shown off quite a few eye-catching outfits over the years. She’s even managed to adapt those outfits on the fly when things go wrong. There are surely plenty of fashion crises that we never even noticed over the years.
When the rapper attended the MTV Music Video Awards back in 2014, her gown unexpectedly flew open! What would end in disaster for most people, though, the star simply caught her dress before it was too late and played the whole thing off like it was nothing.
Rihanna was there to stun everyone at the Ocean’s 8 premiere. For the event, the musician and actress donned a Poiret dress accented with eye-catching metallic gold that draped down one shoulder.
Unfortunately, it was this sliding sleeve that caused the star so much trouble. Nothing disastrous happened but the sleeve keep trying to continue its descent, leaving her pulling it back up between photos. The good news is that she successfully avoided disaster and got a few good snapshots too!
There are times that you just have to go with what happens to an outfit because there’s nothing you can do. That’s where Katy Perry found herself at the 2017 Academy Awards.
The dress she wore, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, took some vintage inspiration. It made it through the red carpet but at the Vanity Fair afterparty, the gown tore at the seam on the drop-waist. Perry managed to stay covered but the designer dress was done for.
Ashley and Mary-Kate’s little sister looked amazing as she went braless at the premiere of the latest Marvel movie, showing off her gorgeous figure in a floor-length Alexander McQueen cream gown that flashed more than a hint of cleavage.
The 27-year-old beauty – who is rumoured to be dating another of her Marvel co-stars Tom Hiddleston – didn’t look too phased by Chris’ leering as she posed along with the rest of the cast managing to maintain a cool exterior despite the cringeworthy moment.