Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to take the first major pitfall of her career and build a bridge over it to bigger and better things, stepping right past the embarrassment of having her nude photos hacked with one fist up and a female power anthem playing in her head. At least, that's how I like to pretend the latest bit of news happened.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has confirmed that Jen is set to co-host 2015's Met Gala Ball, traditionally one of the biggest, swankiest parties of the year. The entire panel of hosts represent the power of women, and Jen is in great company. Along with iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the other co-hosts will be a handful of accomplished women, including Wendi Deng Murdoch (Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife and savvy businesswoman in her own right), Chinese actress Gong Li, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
The annual bash will center on the theme Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion and is set for May 4th. A Vogue description of the event reads
Chinese Whispers will primarily examine how eastward-looking Westerners have understood, misunderstood and appropriated Chinese culture in an exchange that Bolton [Andrew, curator in the museum's Costume Institute] likens to a complicated game of telephone (which the British call 'Chinese whispers').
Basically, expect a lot of celebs to show up in some incredible, albeit only vaguely Asian-inspired ensembles. Beyonce will probably rent a Chinese-American family for the event and make them pose artfully behind her every minute, because the Queen Bey bows to no one when it comes to the art of showing up in style.
Still, the belle of the ball will surely be Jennifer Lawrence, who has somehow managed to make people love her even more after her privacy was breached. Is that even possible? She might actually be a wizard.
It's awesome to know that between hosting the Met Gala and the first incredible trailer for [The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1](movie:446261) reminding us that the release date is right around the corner, Jen's not about to let anything stop her. While the creepers sit at home and plot new ways to "ruin" female celebrities' lives, Jen's getting paid to host the most ballin' party of the year. And she'll do it wearing a freaking amazing gown.
Somehow, I think she won.