It was this time a year ago that we did a slideshow that was basically like, “I don’t know what a ‘Jessica Chastain’ is, but she is the meat in a Pitt-Penn sandwich.” I am trying to think of the last time someone has gone from an afterthought in a Met Ball slideshow to one of the most watched and couture-clad actresses in town, to the point where we’ve featured her so much that I am not sure what words to write down and in what order. Basically, I’m just treading water until I can make a hacky “Chastaintity belt” joke; luckily for all of us, that day is not today.

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