Bella Hadid wants to clear up any couture confusion.
"I literally like, blacked out," Bella told Interview magazine on May 4, adding, "I don't know if that was my anxiety, or maybe the waist was giving cinch and I couldn't breathe."
But the 25-year-old is now insisting her words were misinterpreted, saying it was her own feelings, rather than her fashion, that caused her stress that night.
"I want to make this very clear...This is not at all what I (meant to) say," she wrote on her Instagram Stories in May 11, along with a screenshot of a news story about the original comment. "I didn't say I blacked out because of my corset. I joked that I blacked out, not because of my corset, but from the regular anxieties and excitement of the carpet."
She added, "I meant more like it goes by in a flash. So quickly that ya barely remember it!"
Bella leaned into the event's Gilded Glamour dress code wearing a plunging, BDSM-like black leather bodysuit embellished with side chains, plus tulle sleeve gloves, sexy lace tights and a floor-sweeping lace train designed by Riccardo Tisci, chief creative officer at Burberry. She completed the vibe with a vintage pearl multi-strand necklace from Briony Raymond around her ankle.
"Corsets in general are pretty uncomfortable/hard on the lungs," Bella continued in her post, "but my corset fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink."
"Self help and mental illness/chemical imbalance is not linear and it is almost like a flowing rollercoaster of obstacles," she wrote on Instagram in November. "But I want you to know, there is always light at the end of the tunnel , and the rollercoaster always comes to a complete stop at some point."
She said that after several "breakdowns and burnouts" she has learned an important lesson: "If you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas , triggers, joys, and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to handle it.
While Bella denied ever having corset issues, Kim Kardashian, however, admitted she struggled to breath at the 2019 Met Gal due in part to the ensemble she wore. The Kardashians star revealed she took actual "corset breathing lessons" famous corsetmaker Mr Pearl while preparing to wear the custom-made nude silicone organza dress that French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler designed to look like a "California girl stepping out of the ocean."
"Once we're all at the top of the carpet we can all take a deep breath," Kim told Vogue when asked about her favorite part of the. "I don't know if I can in this corset. I honestly had to do practice. I never had one like this, it is insane."
"Anna, if I don't sit down for dinner, now you know why," she added. "I can only like, half-sit."
See all the best dressed stars at the 2022 Met Gala below.