Hayden Panettiere nearly took a tumble at Met gala

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Hayden Panettiere Takes a Tumble

Hayden Panettiere, 24, looked absolutely stunning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala on Monday evening, May 5th.

From red carpet slip-ups to runways tumbles, check out some of the most epic falls.
Hayden Panettiere nearly took a tumble at Met gala
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Hayden Panettiere slips on the stairs at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Hayden Panettiere attends 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Hayden Panettiere leaves the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
FILE - This Feb. 24, 2013 photo shows Jennifer Lawrence stumbling as she walks to the stage to accept the award for best actress in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Jennifer Lawrence falls as she approaches the stage to accept her award for best actress for "Silver Linings Playbook," at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: (CHINA OUT) A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the 751D-PARK Central Hall on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Jennifer Lawrence accepts the award for Actress in a Leading Role onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: (CHINA OUT) A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the 751D-PARK Central Hall on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: (CHINA OUT) A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the 751D-PARK Central Hall on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: (CHINA OUT) A model falls over on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the 751D-PARK Central Hall on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: A model falls as she showcases designs on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: A model almost falls as models showcasing designs on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 30: A model falls as she showcases designs on the runway at SECCRY Hu Sheguang Collection 2014 Show during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 at the Banquet Hall of Beijing Hotel on March 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler climb on to the stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Actress Elisa Sednaoui leaves the Louis Vuitton Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 7, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Actress Elisa Sednaoui leaves the Louis Vuitton Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 7, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
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Hayden's dress was gorgeous, but it was a lot to handle, and the petite star lost her balance and fell on her way down the famous staircase. (Perhaps she was channeling Jennifer Lawrence?) Luckily she was able to regain her footing -- and her composure.

She avoided a wardrobe malfunction, and her beautiful coiff wasn't even mussed.

Even Rihanna couldn't hold in her laughter as she stood behind flustered Hayden. Hayden made the most of the 'oops' situation, cracking up and flashing a bright smile.

If only we could look that glam during an awkward moment!
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