Fergie helped onstage to get award
Published 24/06/2011 | 17:24
Fergie had to be helped onstage to pick up an award because she couldn't climb the stairs in her long Louis Vuitton skirt.
The Black Eyed Peas singer was honoured for her contibution in the fight against Aids at the American Foundation for Aids Research dinner, held during Paris' menswear week.
She tried to take to the stage to receive her award but was waylaid by her skirt, a black Louis Vuitton number so narrow she couldn't lift her leg high enough to climb up the steps. Vuitton designer Jacobs, the man behind the hobbling garment, had to help her hop up the stairs.
Finally onstage, Fergie did a victory booty shake and waxed nostalgic about the start of her blockbuster career, saying she "never wanted to be a role model." But as she learned how she could use her celebrity to support causes that she cared about, "I learned to take responsibility for helping other people and started to make up for all the c**p I used to do."
Other A-list guests included German-born actress Diane Kruger, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and actor Jeremy Iron's son, emerging model Max Irons.
The evening also included performances by Roisin Murphy and French duo Brigitte, whose head-to-toe sequin outfits stood out even among the outrageously dressed crowd.