Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani were having a grand old time in the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday's season premiere, until the fashion queen had a tussle with a fashion prop – and lost!
"That was her and the boa having a fight. And the boa won," Dovolani said of his dance partner, who tried to grab a feather boa from a clothes rack during their cha-cha, only to find it was stuck.
"It got hooked," Johnson, 72, told PEOPLE after the performance. "Tony always fixed the boa to just fly away when I grabbed it."
But never mind. Johnson finished the routine with a cartwheel and a split. And despite their low score of 20, they're having a blast anyway.
"The truth of the matter is that we're not here to compete," Dovolani said. "We're here to put on a show."