Erin Wasson has to give her heels a rest. The 26-year-old model from Texas broke her left foot in the end of April 2008 while shooting a running scene in Los Angeles for a new clothing line of Justin Timberlake's fashion label "William Rast". She was jogging along when all of a sudden she felt pain in her foot.
First the injury seemed not so bad. After a while she continued the photo shooting and then she went to see a doctor. Obviously the model suffered a fracture of a metatarsus bone caused by prolonged stress. According to the New York Post, the accident was inevitable as her foot bones were fragile after years of wearing towering stilettos. The doctor tried to treat her injury with a boot brace that reduces the movement of foot and ankle. But the patient can walk with it, put weight on the foot and can remove it. Wearing that boot Erin Wasson visited with other models a private dinner of the clothing company Jordache on April 30th. At this event was also the Swedish model Mini Anden who had problems with her foot one year before.
The treatment with the walking boot was not successful. On June 2nd, Erin Wasson was seen at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on crutches with a non removable thick padded hard cast on which she could not put weight on. However apposite for a supermodel, she did it in style. With the black bandaged cast she had black crutches and wore a short black glittering dress and a high gladiator sandal. Furthermore she wore a headdress which seems to to remind of the sufferings of Christ.
One week later, the period with crutches was over. Erin Wasson had now a sole under her cast that allows walking on it. In that way the model and muse for designer Alexander Wang attended a trunk show at the Satine boutique in Los Angeles on June 10th where parts of Wang's fall collection 2008 were shown.