Celebrities on the red carpet are typically the pictures of perfection, swanning before the hordes of cameras in their couture gowns with their glam turned up to eleven and a general aura of total nonchalance. As we all know, however, appearances can be deceiving, and more often than not those flawless moments don’t convey all of the hard work, sweat, and subzero temperatures they had to walk through in sleeveless dresses to get there. Such was the case on Tuesday night at the Time 100 Gala in New York City as celebrities battled a rainstorm and some serious gusts of wind on their way in to the event, in particular Chrissy Teigen who bravely faced down the gales, narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction in the process.
The SI model has never been one to shy away from her less than glam moments, regularly sharing all of her late night musings and thoughts for the haters on social media, and her arrival to the Time 100 Gala’s red carpet was no exception. Teigen was in attendance to support her husband John Legend who was one of the evening’s honorees and performers, as well as one of the magazine’s cover stars, but it seems she got more than she bargained for that night when her casual stroll to the venue got transformed into a full-blown war between her and the elements.
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The cookbook author shared a paparazzi image of herself walking up to the gala on Instagram, showing the wind whipping her bob across her face and blowing up the skirt of her gold lamé column gown almost straight out behind her, captioning the shot simply, “Not today, Satan!” Chrissy’s arrival on the red carpet wasn’t all pure sartorial tragedy, however, as she was lucky enough to arrive with her own personal umbrella carrier in tow, even if that umbrella and the man carrying it couldn’t actually do much at all to protect her from the downpour. At least she didn’t have to suffer a repeat of the whole AMA debacle.
We caught up with her at an event for Smirnoff Vodka, where she told us that in the grand scheme of her red carpet wardrobe malfunctions, this was hardly a drizzle. “I grew up in Seattle, and I hate umbrellas. I feel like there’s too many things that can go wrong with an umbrella, they’re exhausting to me,” she said. “I don’t want it to flip upwards, and for me it’s just about weathering the storm and pushing through and getting through it. I’m just like, listen, I get out of the car, I can see the entrance, I just want to make it and that’s it. You’re just praying for the best. And I was underweared and everything so I felt very confident. What’s the big deal anyway? Who cares?”
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