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Zelda Kaplan

Runway Models UNFAZED

as Fashion Icon Collapses & Dies

2/17/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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File under the category: The Show Must Go On.  As a fashion icon collapsed and died at a show during New York fashion week, the runway models didn't miss a step as they pranced past her.

TMZ obtained footage from the Joanna Mastroianni Autumn/Winter 2012 show on Feb. 15 ... which shows three men rushing to Zelda Kaplan's aid after she lapsed into unconsciousness in her front row seat.

Some of the lights were turned on ... and people can be seen crossing over the runway to help out ... but the ultra-focused models continue their walks without ever breaking stride.

Eventually, Zelda was carried out by 4 people and taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

FYI -- models are usually given strict orders to ignore EVERYTHING that happens in the crowd when they're on the runway. Clearly, these models took their instructions to heart.

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Phreaky    

"FYI -- models are usually given strict orders to ignore EVERYTHING that happens in the crowd when they're on the runway."
Because cloth is more important that human life, hell it's more important that a model eating healthily, so of course it's more important that human life.
Absolutely idiotic.

948 days ago
2.

mika    

we are literally live in a jungle,no more compassion for dead or ill poeple ,they are like throwing her out !

948 days ago
3.

Superman    

A microcosm of the callous, greedy world we live in. I don't necessarily blame the models here. The designer in the back was probably telling them to keep going.

948 days ago
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Dean    

The world is sick all what counts is MONEY .
But why should the Model stop ? They didn't know if she faint or got sick of something . I doubt the people around knew automaticly that she was death . people faint at a concert all the time and the artist won't stop because security pull them out every minute and its mostly nothing serious . I am not sure what reaction TMZ expected when the Models didn't know what was going on . I doubt that a policeman went backstage and told them somebody died and they can't freak out because somwthing is going on in the crowed without knowing what happened

948 days ago
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Dean    

you should have called out the people who were sitting next to Zelda for no reaction at all not the models who are focused on their walk and have a bright light shining into their face and the camara flashes at the end of the runway

948 days ago
6.

nya21    

:(

This is so sad

RIP

948 days ago
7.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

That's because most of those chicks are malnutrition suffering robots.

948 days ago
8.

coathanger    

Has anyone notified Link yet?

948 days ago
9.

Keith    

LMFAO!! This is too funny for words! She died in the front row and yet the show goes on as her lifeless body is carried past the camera LOL! Priceless!

948 days ago
10.

Truth    

Rip Zelda!

948 days ago
11.

mannequin    

heartless zombies

948 days ago
12.

OOIIOOOI    

Clothes aren't that important. even if she did died doing what she possibly loved.
----

Even professional sports stop during an injury.

948 days ago
13.

Raejean    

According to your own reportage, she was doing exactly what she was supposed to do.

So, why the blaring headline about her being UNFAZED, as if she'd done something so cold-blooded it was newsworthy?

This way to the egress...

948 days ago
14.

Penelope    

another irrelevant story that no one has ever heard of the person involved in the story...

948 days ago
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mrs t    

this is so disturbing in so many ways. i agree she was doing what she loved and she gracefully passed. but even saying that feels so wrong. somehow dying is our most intimate moment and here it seems like a bother..like we did not take even a pause out of our plans to respect her....rip

948 days ago
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