Want to observe Alexa Chung discuss transatlantic fashion, getting fired from a DJ job, and stereotypes throughout the vogue trade? Us too! Hot Ones, a YouTube present the place celebrities reply interview questions whereas consuming more and more spicy rooster wings, has featured everybody from Gabrielle Union and Liam Payne to Cara Delevingne and Seth Rogen. In the most recent episode, Alexa Chung discovered herself within the scorching seat.
In truth, the present’s host Sean Evans honored Chung with the title ‘Patron Saint of Hot Ones.’ “Without Alexa Chung there would be no Hot Ones,” he defined, stating that the present’s premise was impressed by a Popworld skit the previous presenter labored on early in her profession. Wearing a cornflower yellow ruched square-neck gown by Molly Goddard (“a casual smock dress from the 1800s” — her phrases, not ours), she answered “hot questions with even hotter wings.”
While consuming the vegan wings, Chung talks about her transatlantic way of life since transferring to New York in 2009, and the way the ‘Alexa Chung impact’ is simply as robust within the United Kingdom as it’s within the United States. Answering a sequence of ‘both or’ questions on London and New York, she admitted she thought London ‘had higher fashion.’ “There’s room for reverence and quirkiness,” she mentioned. “It’s expected and celebrated for people to be eccentric, whereas in America there’s safety in uniformity. You get fewer looks for dressing like a freak when you’re in London.”
She additionally cleared up a clumsy press second that occurred in 2011 when she was the pink carpet host of the Golden Globes. “I said ‘Olivia Wilde, another person who looks really beautiful tonight, there she was in a gorgeous gown, huge skirt, so large in fact, you could probably smuggle three humans under that thing.’ I said ‘humans,’ they heard ‘Cubans,'” she explains, noting the group instantly de-mic’d her, turned their backs, and left her to hitch a trip dwelling with a pal.
Having been within the vogue trade since she was 16 years outdated, Evans additionally quizzed Chung on points of it that do not get talked about as a lot. “What’s one thing that really is as bad as people say?” “Photographers being creepy,” she says. “There’s always just a little bit of a transaction — it can’t not be. Because you’re being observed and captured as a purely visual asset, and then they’re the ones doing it, so that power dynamic is always going to be weird.”
As the sauce obtained progressively hotter (“my mouth’s in a spice prison,” she proclaimed), Chung make clear a few of her profession’s funniest moments, from mistakenly considering Emma Stone was her finest pal to being fired from a DJ gig by Kate Moss. Basically, your entire 24-spice-filled minute present is a cannot miss.
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