Prada pratfalls

The Italian designer Miuccia Prada may be a genius, but she’s no font of common sense. Last night at the Prada 2009 spring-summer show in Milan, themed “cave-woman couture,” models tottered down the runway in sky-high python-skin platform heels. Two tumbled to the ground. Mayhem ensued. The Telegraph quotes one distressed mannequin: “I was having a panic attack, my hands were shaking. The heels were so high. Some of the girls were crying backstage they were so scared.” The designer said the shoes were safe; it was the little bow-tied sockettes the models were wearing that caused the problem and offered assurances the shoes would be lower by the time they hit stores next year. Here’s an idea: For fall 2009 Prada should just bind models’ feet. It’d be safer–and more comfortable.

Review the runway carnage, after the jump:

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