6 Lessons Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Have Taught Us About Falling on the Red Carpet
LAUGH IT OFF
LOOK FOR A HELPING HAND
We can't guarantee that Hugh Jackman will be nearby to rush over and help you stand back up, but there will probably be at least one kind soul in your vicinity willing to help you right yourself (and detangle your feet from your gown) – and if not, then your fall totally didn't even happen in the first place. Promise.
ATTEMPT TO BREAK YOUR FALL COMFORTABLY
If you feel yourself going down in front of a wall of paparazzi, don't panic. Simply attempt to find some way to break your fall, whether by catching yourself on a nearby friend or photo backdrop or simply allowing the star power of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to provide buoyancy. Warning: they will not be happy about this.
AVOID LONG GOWNS AND/OR HIGH HEELS
Let's be honest, if you're anything like Lawrence, you probably can't be trusted not to hurt yourself in them anyway. If, however, you must wear such dangerous clothing, make sure you find somewhere comfortable to sit or lean while you make any important wardrobe adjustments.
MAKE IT PART OF YOUR BRAND
You're a klutz – so what? Lawrence is too, and we simply love her even more for it. In fact, her tendency to trip has pretty much become her signature red carpet move at this point, and we still can't get enough of it, so the next time you take a tumble, simply tell everyone it's your new "thing" and ask for help coming up with a hashtag so it can become a trend.
CATCH YOUR FRIENDS
Statistically, you won't always be the one falling down in public, so if you see your friend going down, do unto her as you would like to have done unto you, and catch her before she completely wipes out in front of the international press. And if you're not quick enough, simply play it off like it was no big deal ... although you really should help her up, Amy.