French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron completed their short dance during the mixed ice dance program in Pyeongchang, but it wasn't without a major distraction.
Fairly early on in their routine, Cizeron lifted his arms and somehow managed to unclip the back of Papadakis' dress. They were still able to finish, but Papadakis tried in vain to keep her chest covered by constantly pulling up her top..
Gabriella Papadakis experiences a costume malfunction with her dress for the second time this week, according to @KurtBrowning
The clasp at the back of her halter snapped.
Bad luck and a distraction for the experienced French pair. pic.twitter.com/F6quTbadWu
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 19, 2018
She was able to clip it back following the routine, but it certainly served as a distraction throughout most of the dance.
The two received a score of 81.93 and initially jumped up to second place behind Canada's Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue.
It didn't take long for those watching at home to weigh in on the wardrobe malfunction, many sending kind words to Papadakis for persevering through.
Gabriella Papadakis skating a full short program with a wardrobe malfunction is true heroism
— sham corb (@samcorb) February 19, 2018
— Makenna Reed (@MakennaReedBelt) February 19, 2018
I feel so bad for Gabriella Papadakis with that wardrobe malfunction during their ice dance short program. But I applaud her for pushing through and never giving up till the end! #olympics#PyeongChang2018
— Ⓜ️ark Christopherr (@MCAlviz) February 19, 2018
Poor Gabriella Papadakis. How distracting for her to try and skate with that happening to her dress.
— twissles (@slowseptember) February 19, 2018
I so feel for Gabriella Papadakis. You work your whole lives for this moment. World, let’s not let their performance boil down to a wardrobe malfunction. #PapadakisCizeron#Olympics2018pic.twitter.com/kXKnhrVIsY
— Lien Yeung (@LienY) February 19, 2018
I feel so mortified for Gabriella Papadakis. What a nightmare.
— Elizabeth Cotignola (@LaDiavolina) February 19, 2018
Can we just take a moment and not mention Gabriella Papadakis wardrobe malfuntion and admire the great job she and Guillame did? Like, they were legit amazing.
— maria jose aquino (@majoaqh) February 19, 2018