30/09/2011 11:09 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Standing Ovation: Balenciaga Bench Collapse Forces Front Row To Their Feet

Balenciaga showed the rest of Paris Fashion Week how to guarantee a standing ovation on Thursday - with the help of some collapsing benches.

Standing ovation: Balenciaga bench collapse forces front row to their feet (l-r) Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Hupert. Photo: Twitpic/Wenn

The fashion set found themselves tumbling to the floor as the seating gave way under their collective weight just before