6 Stars Who Stumbled While Wearing Long Gowns

Published Categorized as Blake Lively, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Madonna

There were plenty of memorable moments from the 85th annual Academy Awards – anyone following @HathawayNipple on Twitter? – but Jennifer Lawrence provided one of the most talked about mishaps of the night. As the actress approached the stage to receive the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, she tripped and fell on the stairs!

Lawrence paused momentarily when she was down on the ground as Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, and Jean DuJardin rushed to her side to help, but she picked herself back up and continued on towards her award and the microphone. The 22-year-old actress turned the trip into a joke, telling the audience, “You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad.” She thanked them for the standing ovation before finishing her speech without a hitch.


When asked later about the incident, Lawrence blamed her very voluminous Dior Haute Couture gown for the stumble. She exclaimed, “What do you mean, ‘What happened?’ Look at my dress! I tried to walk up stairs in this dress.  That’s what happened.” She had a quick comeback when asked what went through her mind during that moment too, stating,  “What went through my mind? A bad word. That starts with F.”

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Jennifer Lawrence brushed off her embarrassing Oscars moment easily. Maybe she took a hint from other stars who survived stumbles before. Check out 5 more celebrities who’ve also tripped over a long gown!

Jennifer Garner

Lawrence wasn’t the only Jennifer to fall last night – Jennifer Garner took a tumble too! She didn’t fall, but she tripped over her purple Gucci gown while posing for pictures at the Vanity Fair after party.



Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian tripped over her dress while walking onstage to present the Best Song Award at MTV’s Europe Music Awards in November 2012. Her heel got caught in the gown, but she recovered before she fell.



Blake Lively

Blake Lively looked beautiful in a Zuhair Murad gown at the Time 100 gala in April 2011, but she couldn’t stop tripping over it. She didn’t fall on her face, but photographer Patrick McMullan stepped on the train of the dress, which ripped off and stuck to his shoe.



Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra had some difficulty walking the runway at the Max Factor Salutes Hollywood Fashion event in 2007. Electra slipped and fell while strutting her stuff in a blue gown.



Madonna was involved in a mishap on the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes, but it didn’t have anything to do with her own dress. She tripped on the train of Jessica Biel’s lace gown and risked ripping the dress before Biel brought it to her attention.