One of Naomi Campbell's defining '90s catwalk moments happened by complete accident. Teetering in purple platform heels during Vivienne Westwood's fall show in Paris, Campbell fell down mid-walk, then broke into a now-iconic self deprecating smile that made front pages the next day. She got up again and continued to flounce her feather boa like the supermodel she is.

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It turns out the fall was even more influential than we thought. In conversation with Westwood for a new interview about activism for British Vogue, Campbell admits other designers have cheekily asked her to recreate the incident in order to make their runways more memorable. In other words, Naomi Campbell invented the staged viral catwalk moment.

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