A new pose is taking over everyone’s Instagram feeds.
Eva Chen, Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, named it the “baby giraffe pose” on Tuesday.
According to Chen, the pose is designed to “make your legs look long” in photos.
All you have to do is stand with one leg in front of the other while sticking your butt out behind you.
On Instagram, fashion influencers and models can’t get enough of the “baby giraffe.”
The “baby giraffe pose” is the latest trend taking over everyone’s Instagram feeds — and you probably haven’t even noticed.
Unlike “barbie feet” — which requires you to hyperextend your legs and point your toes as if you’re wearing invisible high heels — the “baby giraffe pose” is subtle enough that it doesn’t seem intentional. And that’s kind of the entire point.
As Who What Wear reported, Chen strikes this pose whenever she takes mirror selfies at work. After noting that the pose makes her look like she’s a “baby giraffe walking,” she coined the term “baby giraffe pose” in a series of photos on her Instagram story Tuesday.
The pose — which, according to Chen, is designed to “make your legs look long” in photos — is simple. All you have to do is stand with one leg in front of the other while sticking your butt out behind you.
A quick glance at the Instagram accounts of popular influencers and models turned up dozens of pictures featuring the “baby giraffe” pose, or variations of it.
Fans of the pose include influencer Aimee Song and models Bella Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Iskra Lawrence, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, and Ashley Graham— just to name a few.
In a 2014 interview with Refinery29, Chen explained how she came up with her namesake pose, which took off on Instagram that year.
The #EvaChenPose, in its original form, is a close-up shot of one’s shoes, usually in the backseat of a car (or in Chen’s case, a taxi in New York City). Handbags are perched next to one’s feet, and an apple — or these days, a fruit emoji — sits playfully in the corner.
“It was something I knew I could do every day in a very manageable way,” Chen, then the editor in chief of Lucky magazine, told Refinery29.
“I take a cab to work almost every day, so basically, I was like, ‘Oh, these are the shoes I’m wearing.’ And, it just started happening more and more,” she said. According to Chen, her assistant “peer-pressured” her into tagging the photos with #EvaChenPose, and the trend “took on a life of its own.”
Four years later, the close-up shoe shot has become a recurring post on Chen’s Instagram account and a staple for countless fashion influencers across the platform.
Chen did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.