If you’re lucky enough to sit front row at a New York Fashion Week show, you can expect cameras in your face, celebrities by your side … and being told to uncross your legs.
At the Michael Kors show Wednesday, actress Blake Lively refused to comply with the photographers' "crossed legs rule," causing quite a stir.
Lively sat front row alongside her mother and friends Naomie Harris and Riley Keough. The group was personally told by company chairman John D. Idol to uncross their legs before the show began, but none of them listened, Zap2It reports.
The photographers at the Michael Kors show weren’t being picky. Front-row attendees are commonly asked to uncross their legs before shows begin to keep the runway clear for shots.
“It’s for the photographers,” a “fashionista” tells Page Six. “People’s legs get in the way … it messes up the shots.”
Though the incident created a ruckus at the event, the show went on as planned.
Should Lively have cooperated? Many on social media say yes.
“LOL, You do it for the photographers, darling,” Twitter user Megan Ann Wilson tweeted on Friday.
Others think she may have complied if it was a more upscale designer’s show.
“I bet #BlakeLively and the other ladies in the front row would have uncrossed their legs had it been #Chanel instead of #MichaelKors,” @sarahsahagin tweeted on Saturday.