14 TV Shows That Walked the Runway
Sex and the City
How they worked the runway: It was the gasp heard 'round the catwalk as Carrie, clad in a blazer and bedazzled panties, trips and falls flat on her face while strutting her stuff. Always one to stand tall (so to speak), she picks herself up and finishes her walk — while still managing to high-five Heidi Klum and carry her beloved Blahnik.
Pretty Little Liars
How they worked the runway: As our favorite little liars model dresses once owned by Allison — whose murder remains a mystery in Rosewood — the atmosphere quickly changes from stylish to scary when demonic images of their deceased friend flash on the show's background screen. It's safe to say this is one runway show where we won't stick around for the final walk.
How they worked the runway: We can count on one hand the times we've seen Gabrielle Solis volunteer her time to charity. But when she's suddenly bit by the philanthropic bug, she raises money for nurses at the local hospital by throwing a fashion show.
Saved by the Bell
How they worked the runway: Ah, there's nothing like a Bayside High romance. Lisa asks Zach to help her put on a fashion show for her FIT application, and things unexpectedly heat up off the runway. Disaster strikes, however, when longtime admirer Screech sabotages the show after learning of his friends' budding romance.
How I Met Your Mother
How they worked the runway: Barney loses his mojo? Say it ain't so! After a case of ''The Yips'' strips him of his expert flirting abilities, Barney thinks heading to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be the ultimate cure. But all is lost when he makes lame — and inappropriate — passes at Alessandra Ambrosia, Miranda Kerr, and Heidi Klum. Auf wiedersehen, Barney.
One Tree Hill
How they worked the runway: Shocking that Brooke Davis designs a shirt that causes a stir? We think not. In her Clothes Over Bros fashion show, Brooke sends Millie down the runway wearing a tank emblazoned with the words ''Zero is not a size.'' This is one fashion statement we can get behind.
How they worked the runway: In a typical House turn of events, an ailing model ends up not having an eating disorder, a heroin addiction, or PTSD. No, it's actually androgen insensitivity syndrome. It's okay, we don't get it either.
How they worked the runway: The pilot episode introduces us to rugged bad boy Ryan Atwood, recently uprooted from his juvy cell for an oceanside mansion in Newport Beach. As he's settling in, he meets Marissa, the rebellious girl next door, who invites him to a fashion show where he gets his first taste of the O.C....bitch.
How they worked the runway: Ever think you would see Lorelai and Emily — the feuding, nitpicky mother-daughter pair — in matching outfits? Neither did we. When Lorelai offers the Dragonfly Inn as the venue for Emily's Booster Club fashion show, she ends up walking the runway with her mom and, to her surprise — and ours — liking it.
How they worked the runway: We have to make this quick because the thought of walking down a runway in our birthday suit is enough to make us run for cover — literally. Not so, however, for the six Fear Factor contestants who braved the spotlight nekkid in front of 100 people for the reality show's challenge. On national TV. Did we mention the 100 people? Geesh.
I Love Lucy
How they worked the runway: Lucy is thrilled when she's asked to model in a Hollywood Wives fashion show for famed designer Don Loper, but a terrible sunburn leaves her wobbling and wincing down the runway. Too bad we couldn't see how closely the sunburn matched her red hair.
How they worked the runway: We've seen a lot of random birthplaces (Novalee Nation in a Wal-Mart!), but leave it to Ugly Betty to let the gift of life play out on in the middle of the runway during Fashion Week. Note to other models backstage: might want to think twice before rounding the catwalk corner.
How they worked the runway: A model mysteriously drops dead on the runway, and Taylor and Co. work to see who is behind the murder. Someone call the Fashion Police!
How they worked the runway: In the constant battle for the spotlight, Blair is outraged when Serena takes the lead in Eleanor Waldorf's runway show. Never one to stand idly by, B switches the dress S is supposed to wear in attempts to humiliate her best friend. ''You mean Serena's on the runway of Eleanor Waldorf's show in a design not made by Eleanor Waldorf?'' she says, feigning concern. B, no matter how destructive you are, you know we love you.