We’ve all taken a spill. Whether from encountering an awkward crack in the sidewalk, a random momentary loss of balance, stepping on a banana peel (like the cartoons would have you believe), or maybe it was because you were wearing a jean skirt and walking up the steps to school as a high-school freshman with your crush standing at the top, not picking your feet up high enough, and rolling down the stairs with your skirt climbing higher and higher with each step... What? That isn’t a common occurrence? Huh. In any event, the point is: it happens to everyone. That said, you're in a much smaller club if your fall was witnessed by 40.3 million viewers and occurred right after winning your first Oscar at the ripe age of twenty-two.
In a moment that instantly became GIF-ed to death, Jennifer Lawrence’s career- (and life-) making Best Actress win was tainted by her blunder on the just-waxed steps of LA's Dolby Theater on Sunday evening. And instead of letting it become the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to her, she somehow managed to make it perhaps her most charming incident to date. She inspired countless Tweets, Facebook posts, and Buzzfeed articles discussing her appeal and pointing out our collective desire to be her best friend. As she held her crumbled stance on the steps in that unwieldy Dior gown for one extra beat, she became one of us. Whether she was thinking of a "bad word beginning with the letter ‘F’" or letting the excitement of the last few months sink in, we, the viewers, were reminded that she is still just a person who occasionally falls down, no matter how inopportune the scenario. Jennifer, we love you. Please, please, come hang out with us. We’ll do your hair and nails.
Also, we're here to make you feel better. All the cool kids fall down! Naomi Campbell falls down! Here, a review of the guys and gals who know how to stumble with style.
In the words of the great—and regretfully, recently disbanded—band Chumbawamba: “I get knocked down, But I get up again, You’re never going to keep me down…”
P.S.: This lady may not be famous for anything else, but she certainly achieved Internet infamy with this:
And if you weren't satisfied yet, here's the unlucky Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams taking a spill and Kelly Rowland not really worrying about it. Way to pick yourself back up, Michelle:
Images:  Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and The City,  Jennifer Lawrence, Oscars 2013,  Jac Jagaciak, Herve Leger FW 2009,  Jessica Stam, Chloé FW 2006,  Presidential Candidate and Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), September 1996,  Lady Gaga,  Agyness Deyn, Fashion for Relief for Haiti, February 2010,  Miss USA, Rachel Smith at the Miss Universe Pageant, May 2007,  Harry Styles, Glasgow concert, February 2013,  Karen Elson, Zac Posen FW 2008,  Carmen Electra, Max Factor 2007,  Lindsey Wixson, Versace SS 2012,  Katy Perry, MTV Latino America 2008 Music Awards,  Naomi Campbell, Vivienne Westwood SS 1994,  Models falling at Prada shows,  Drake, Club Paradise Tour, Birmingham, April 2012.