Hayden Panettiere pulled a J.Law and fell on the stairs at the Met Gala

'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala
Hayden Panettiere was one of the best dressed ladies I covered at yesterday’s Met Gala. She was one of my favorites, at least, in her giant Dennis Basso ball gown, which fit the theme perfectly, an homage to designer Charles James. (You can see all our coverage here.)

The problem is that those huge gowns are unwieldy and can be hard to walk in, especially when paired with sky high designer heels. We saw Sarah Silverman, who debuted her new relationship with Michael Sheen, struggling to get around in her big Zac Posen dress. Now we know that Hayden Panettiere fell down the stairs when leaving the Met Gala. We don’t have the exact photos of Hayden tripping and falling, but you can see them here. I think the one below was taken soon afterwards.

'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala

I’m sorry but that’s funny. Not in a mean way! There’s something endearing about an actress falling in a huge dress. I don’t think in Lawrence or Hayden’s case it’s a put-on, these were embarrassing moments for them. At least Hayden’s fall happened in front of photographers and not on a live TV broadcast. This was after the Costume Institute Gala, so it’s likely that a few cocktails contributed to this minor disaster.

Here’s a photo of Hayden hugging Amber Valetta, who seemed to be helping her after her accident. She also posed with Sean White. I’m not sure if he was her date or if she was just posing with him, but she happily showed off her huge engagement ring, from boxer Wladimir Klitschko. Her wedding is on hold however, due to the crisis in the Ukraine. Klitschko is from the Ukraine and has family in the war torn nation.

'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala

'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala

Photo credit: WENN.com, FameFlynet and Getty

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  1. aims says:

    I also thought she was the best dressed

  2. Gree Is Good says:

    Indeed, one of the best dressed Ladies there!

  3. GeeMoney says:

    That dress looks like cotton candy. Not her best, in my opinion.

    But I love Hayden… ever since I saw her in Remember The Titans. She was good in that movie.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      I swear to god my mom had this same fabric on her couch circa 1987. Its very Miami in the late 80′s. Blech, sorry :(

  4. Loopy says:

    And Rihanna is so shady lol she always laughing or pulling a face at someone.

  5. Ag says:

    the more i look at that dress, the more i like it. well done!

  6. Hillshmill says:

    Her and Shaun White sure would make a cute couple, wouldn’t they?

  7. bravocueen says:

    She’s gorgeous. Love the dress.

  8. eliza says:

    Two people I have come to like and never thought I would- Hayden AND Shawn.

  9. Patricia says:

    I think she is so darling and beautiful! She’s one of the few celebs I really enjoy seeing.

    She hasn’t messed w her face, is not horrifyingly thin, and always looks like she’s having a great time (not just “bearing it” like an insufferable b***h).

  10. lucy2 says:

    I’m sure she’s not the only one who fell that night, between the heels and the drinks and some of those huge gowns, probably a few took a spill. That has to be so embarrassing in front of photographers though! Hopefully she was able to laugh it off.

  11. All I have to say is that I’m inclined to like Hayden a lot more (for no real reason) because her fiance is a tall, giant wrack of goodness that I would like to climb like a tree (yes, I am one of those annoying short girls who like huge/tall men….Liam, anyone?)….he’s HOT. And very well spoken. I can see that I am going to be one of those people who watch boxing simply because of the shirtless, muscle-y men….

    • littlestar says:

      It’s terrible of me, but that’s one of the reasons why I like Hayden too. Her man is HOT and he’s incredibly intelligent (I think he speaks around 5 different languages). If he’s good with her, then I’m good with her lol.

  12. Tania says:

    I love her gown. Yes shady rih rih!

  13. Mia4S says:

    I always feel a bit bad for her (although if Lainey’s story about how she acted at a Hawaii hospital fund raiser is true I certainly don’t like her much). She so obviously wanted to be top tier and just doesn’t seem satisfied with solid (if unspectacular) TV success. Hopefully age and maturity will bring contentment.

    • Sunshine says:

      Was that a recent story on Lainey’s site? I tend to love Hayden, I think she’s adorable & her smile seems very genuine and infectious. I like Lainey, but once she decides she dislikes someone, she’s very set in that opinion.

  14. Rusty Machine says:

    This actually makes me like her a bit more!

  15. LilyT says:

    LOVE the style and fit, hate the tacky color.

    She looked super happy though, and that was nice to see.

  16. Goodnight says:

    I just love that dress. There’s a lot of hate towards Hayden but I quite like her for some reason.