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Salma Hayek & Catherine Deneuve Forced To Stand At Paris Fashion Week Show

9/29/2011 7:51pm EDT

Salma HayekActresses 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.


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