Chrissy Teigen sat out final yr’s Met Gala since she was getting ready to present delivery to her son. However this yr, the social media queen used her repeated absence to make a superb meme.
“I’ve arrived” — that’s what Chrissy Teigen, 33, introduced on Might 6. However as an alternative of stepping out on the 2019 Met Gala’s pink carpet, the mannequin cropped her face on Tom Hank’s, who was clad in a Khaki Scout uniform a la Moonrise Kingdom (assume — the indie model of a Boy Scout). Chrissy was poking enjoyable at this yr’s theme for the Met Gala, which was “Camp: Notes on Trend.” After all, “Camp” doesn’t truly imply ranger outfits designed for scouting bear tracks and roasting marshmallows — at the least by Susan Montag’s definition.
We repeat, this yr’s theme isn’t a reference to your summers within the woods, however truly refers to Susan’s 1964 essay, Notes on “Camp,” which begins by defining the time period as “its love of the unnatural, of artifice and exaggeration.” With Camp, it’s not about speaking in “phrases of magnificence” however somewhat “by way of the diploma of artifice, of stylization.” Celebrities answered that decision in gold wings spanning quite a lot of toes (Billy Porter), a wearable candle chandelier (Katy Perry) and a fake severed head (Jared Leto), as only a few examples.
Chrissy wasn’t all the time laughing from the consolation of her dwelling, nevertheless. The cookbook writer first made her Met Gala debut in 2011 together with her then-boyfriend (and now husband) John Legend. The highest mannequin returned three years later in 2014, rocking a beautiful one-of-a-kind crystal encrusted silver Ralph Lauren robe! She wore one other beautiful robe by St. John in 2015, then after taking a yr off, she and John returned with an announcement in 2017! That yr, Chrissy opted for a sheer and embellished Marchesa robe that marked her epic return to the Met Gala.
In 2018, the mannequin was only a month away from her due date and over eight months pregnant. She informed followers it was “too dangerous” to journey to NYC from LA for the occasion, so she needed to sit out that yr. And right here we’re, with one other absence however one unimaginable meme — maybe that’s the true spirit of “Camp.”