Perhaps no one is as on the red carpet is as highly anticipated as Chrissy Teigen. While stars like Beyoncé are looked forward to for their sartorial choices, it's Teigen who's always good for a laugh. Tonight, though, she won't appear, so why isn't Chrissy Teigen at the 2018 Met Gala? The star knows how to drive home that she can slay a red carpet just as well as she knows how to make a joke on Twitter (even if she doesn't really want people to cite her tweets anymore), but her decision to skip the Met Gala seems to be per doctor's orders.
While 2018 Met Gala's "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" themed gala would have more than likely result in Teigen and her husband John Legend crushing some incredible designer pieces, alas fans will not be granted the opportunity to see it. The reason, however, is so legitimate.
As many fans of Teigen's know, she's currently pregnant with she and husband Legends's second child. Given that the pair live on the West Coast, flying to New York seemed to be a bit of a risk for her as she's later into her pregnancy.
On Twitter, a fan asked Teigen if she would be in attendance, and unfortunately, she's going to MIA on the red carpet. However, she'll probably be cooking up something delicious in her kitchen (because she's quite the chef) while she watches other celebrities head up the stairs and into the gala.
Some fans want the model to show off what she was going to wear just for fashion's sake.
Others had jokes that were actually kind of hilarious.
Get it? Anna? Like Anna Wintour? People on Twitter have jokes a plenty for the Met Gala apparently.
Chrissy Teigen took to her Instagram to share what she's actually doing instead of galavanting with her celebrity friends in haute couture. Teigen shared a photo of a messy bun and how she "achieved" the look in her caption.
"This year’s #metgala GLAM was #SUPER important to me as I wanted it to really embody the heavenly bodies theme!!!" she wrote. "First I shampooed my #hair yesterday with #shampoo then I let it sit for 4 minutes while i #shaved the areas I could see on my #body. Next, I used a #towel to dry my hair from roots to ends!! Then, I used a #rubberband to secure my hair into a pony that i was careful not to pull out all the way! Lastly, I pulled out pieces around my #ears and #neck !" She promised a full tutorial to come soon.
She continued to troll us all by saying how excited she was to step out on the red carpet.
But just because Teigen isn't attending the 2018 Met Gala doesn't mean that her fans are unable reminisce about some of her previous looks. Honestly, at this point, she's kind of a Met Gala pro, and she's got more than enough former dresses to get you through tonight without her presence. Though her hilarious tweets and gif-worthy reactions will undoubtedly be missed.
Last year, Teigen fully embraced the Rei Kawakubo x Commes de Garçon theme in a stunning sheer floral lace gown with large flowers placed at the high neckline of the dress and on her sleeves. The dress, designed by Marchesa, was perfectly coordinated to Legend's white and black tuxedo. How? The gown moved from pure white to a completely sheer black skirt with the same white lace around a long train. It was basically perfect.
While not quite as structured as many of Kawakubo's designs (see Rihanna's 2017 gown for an example), it was a much more clear homage to the designer than others chose to wear that evening.
In terms of beauty, Teigen also gave fans a bit of a peek into what she was working on at the time. Last year, she released a palette with makeup brand BECCA Cosmetics. The four pan palette features blush, bronze, and highlight, so of course, if you've got an event to go to, why not wear your own product. Plus, if it's good enough for the Met, it's good enough for anyone, right?
Clearly, Teigen knows how to rock a red carpet with her fashion and beauty game, so not seeing her tonight shouldn't sting quite as much. While she won't be beaking rules and participating in an illicit bathroom selfie with the likes of Kylie and Kendall Jenner, here's hoping she chooses to live tweet the event and keep everyone on their toes.