If you're ever lucky enough to attend a red carpet bash, be careful: those poles holding up the velvet ropes are a menace to society.
You could end up with some unspecified injury to body and mind.
At least, that's what a lawsuit filed by a Queens, New York man alleges, after his work at a fashion week red carpet event put on by magazine Harper's Bazaar left him with "serious inuries."
What sort of injuries?
Well... nobody really knows because the lawsuit doesn't specify.
But bad ones, we're pretty sure.
Man sues Harper's Bazaar over red-carpet pole mishap at Fashion Week bash https://t.co/i8ZcW0inTG https://t.co/gx0Rp8Yl1I— New York Post (@New York Post) 1584035261.0
According to TheNew York Post's reporting, the man who filed the suit, Omar Elnewishy, was injured while working during last fall's New York Fashion Week at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party, a star-studded bash attended by luminaries like The Farewell's Awkwafina's Awkwafina, model Emily Ratajkowski and singer Alicia Keys.
The September 6 event, at which Harper's Bazaar "toast[ed] cultural forces who aren't afraid to break the rules," held a special VIP red carpet section for A-list arrivals, which is where Elnewishy was working.
His lawsuit alleges that a "defective" pole being used to hold up the velvet ropes cordoning off the VIP area created a "safety threat" that resulted in Elnewishy's accident.
As his lawsuit puts it, "the dangerous and defective condition of red carpet poles," along with the "carelessness of HARPER'S BAZAAR" caused Elnewishy to suffer "serious injuries" and "agony to his body and mind" that caused him to miss work.
The nature of the injuries or how exactly they occurred is not specified, and neither Harpers's Bazaar nor Mr. Elnewishy's attorney, Meredith Yevin, responded to the New York Post's requests for comment.
Whatever actually went down for Mr. Elnewishy, the event itself was quite the glamorous bash.
Supermodels, actors and musicians turned out some of their best red carpet looks.
Alicia Keys Brings ‘Empire State of Mind’ to Glitzy NYFW Harper’s Bazaar Icons Bash https://t.co/5kBtqd8kBf— Variety (@Variety) 1567896851.0
Imaan Hammam, Riley Montana, and Cindy Bruna for Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party Sept. 6, 2019 https://t.co/FNKWYJo0UC— 𝖇𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝖋𝖆𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖔𝖓 FOLLOW THE ACCOUNT (@𝖇𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝖋𝖆𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖔𝖓 FOLLOW THE ACCOUNT) 1578478416.0
Zendaya rocked a gender-neutral look in a suit and tie at the Harper's Bazaar Icons Party: https://t.co/P4jUl9ftAo… https://t.co/48D5wi3ND6— Footwear News (@Footwear News) 1568062808.0
Emily Ratajkowski and Ashley Graham lead stars at 2019 Harper's Bazaar ICONS party https://t.co/wWHvxibBku New Yor… https://t.co/8qKv21u6Xa— Все о женщинах. Для Женщин (@Все о женщинах. Для Женщин) 1567836715.0
The Fashion Flex At Harper's Bazaar's ICONS Party Was REAL - Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Tiffany Haddish, Normani, Kehl… https://t.co/GqOw9dHeCE— YBF CHIC (@YBF CHIC) 1568065983.0
Troye Sivan demands attention in Yves Saint Laurent at Harper's Bazaar ICONS party: He's in New York for Fashion We… https://t.co/IRMDq6sm4u— RushReads (@RushReads) 1578089587.0
Bella Hadid – Harper’s Bazaar ICONS Party in New York https://t.co/cMqduKHeB5— A (@A) 1577740893.0
‘’Kehlani's feathery red ball gown was the highlight of the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party.’’ - @thisisinsider’s The 5… https://t.co/DCnd15jT1F— KEHLANI STATS (@KEHLANI STATS) 1574725070.0
What kind of water is Blanca Padilla drinking? This was at Harper's Bazaar ‘ICONS’ party and I doubt there was a pe… https://t.co/pTJKE1jOJe— MODELS (@MODELS) 1567956035.0
Selena attending Harper’s BAZAAR Icons Party #LoseYouToLoveMe #BestLyrics #iHeartAwards https://t.co/aRrsjBP6p2— Sof (@Sof) 1583707608.0
📸 : Lily Collins at the 2019 Harper's Bazaar ICONS in New York City on (September 7th) https://t.co/oSnGtnZw60— Lily Collins News (@Lily Collins News) 1567832751.0
shailene woodley attends harper's bazaar icons in new york https://t.co/x0TaE29v4B— best of bll (@best of bll) 1567875843.0
Luckily none of them had any nasty run-ins with the velvet rope poles!