The designer has spoken: There was no wardrobe malfunction in Chrissy Teigen’s American Music Awards outfit this weekend. We repeat, designer Yousef Akbar confirms the model wore his dress “perfectly.”
So you can stop with all the silly memes about her look now. Or not. Because they’re still pretty entertaining.
The model has been receiving crazy responses to her black long-sleeve gown with a fully cutout back and two hip-high slits held together, kinda, by safety pins. She flashed some “hooha” with the daring look but apologized for it in her usual hilarious way, crediting her stylists and hair removal technician.
Now, what everyone’s been waiting for was a response from the designer as to whether or not she wore the dress correctly, because one would never show that much skin on purpose … right? Wrong.
“I had no idea she was due to wear it,” Akbar told the Daily Mail. “When I woke up and checked the news, I actually had to keep looking at the dress for 10 minutes as I thought someone else might have just designed a near-identical design. … When I did put two and two together and realized it was my Resort 2017 dress, I was delighted,” he gushed. “Chrissy was the person I envisaged wearing such a dress!”
Such a dress can only work on a bold person. “Someone with her personality and her confidence is perfect for that sort of dress,” Akbar said.
Setting the record straight, he added, “I don’t think there was a wardrobe malfunction, as you could hardly see anything! To me, Chrissy wore the creation perfectly.” OK, got it.
“Chrissy wore the design as it was meant to be worn. You need to go without underwear, and if you’re feeling self-conscious in the wind, you can hold it together a little bit with your hands. … But really, the best thing to do is just be confident and don’t pay attention to what people say. … Lots of people respond to risky fashion with negativity, but if it fits with that person’s personality, then that’s great,” he said.
He’s not the only one defending the end result. Teigen, obviously, defended the dress of choice, as did her husband, John Legend. In an interview with Extra, the singer said: “The photographer had to get the exact perfect angle. If people are enticed or excited by that, that’s their thing; it’s just a moment in time that was captured on film. I love the dress and I thought it was great.” He continued: “Honestly, we were worried there might be that moment, so we checked it. We were watching her walk. I was like, ‘It looks good. Looks like all is well.’ But obviously, if a photographer is resourceful enough, they can find that one moment.”
The responses are still rolling in; some are amazing and some are hateful, which Teigen isn’t letting bother her. Here are our favorites from Teigen and her fans:
I am pretty sure you could clearly see I'm a lady. https://t.co/WmOtIhwaaR
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 21, 2016
— Saleena (@Ssaleenass) November 21, 2016
— Tony Scipione (@Seven_Soldiers) November 23, 2016
— Harriet Marsden (@harriet1marsden) November 22, 2016
For her hot bod, bravery, and good attitude, she’s our #WCW too.