Actresses Salma Hayek and Catherine Deneuve were forced to stand throughout a Balenciaga fashion show on Thursday (29Sep11) after the benches for the audience began to collapse.
The stars were among the attendees in the front row of the Paris Fashion Week presentation - alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Hayek's billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault.
The entire audience was asked to stand before the show even began after four benches gave way, dumping high-profile guests on the floor.
A reporter for Women's Wear Daily posted a photo of the celebrities on their feet, alongside the caption, "Benches are breaking ahead of the Balenciaga show - workers shuttling in replacements."
But the unexpected incident failed to put a dampener on the runway show - designer Nicolas Ghesquiere received a rousing ovation after the presentation.