Hayek And Deneuve Forced To Stand At Paris Fashion Week Show

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September 29, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Actresses Salma Hayek and Catherine Deneuve were forced to stand throughout a Balenciaga fashion show on Thursday 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.