Bella Hadid Clarifies Comment Saying She “Blacked Out” at Met Gala Over Corset

After Bella Hadid told Interview magazine she “blacked out” at the 2022 Met Gala, the supermodel explained that it was her anxiety, not her Burberry corset, that caused her to feel pressure.

By Ashley Joy Parker May 13, 2022 12:46 AMTags
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Bella Hadid wants to clear up any couture confusion.

Following her head-turning appearance at the 2022 Met Gala, the supermodel raised eyebrows when she seemingly made a comment about the corseted Burberry ensemble she rocked on the red carpet.

"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!"

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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.


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"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."

Bella has been candid about her anxieties and mental health in the past, even sharing raw photos of herself crying on social media. 

"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.

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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."

She also let let Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, co-host of the Met Gala, she was 100% dedicated to her uncomfortable outfit.

"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.



Blake Lively

In Versace and a Lorraine Schwartz tiara.

Kim Kardashian

In a vintage gown, previously worn by Marilyn Monroe. 

Megan Thee Stallion

In Moschino by Jeremy Scott.

Vanessa Hudgens

In Moschino.

Ryan Reynolds

In Ralph Lauren and an Omega watch.

Laura Harrier

In H&M

Kendall Jenner

In Prada

Janelle Monáe

In Ralph Lauren

Kacey Musgraves

In Prada.

Gwen Stefani

In Vera Wang.


In Christian Siriano.

Billie Eilis

In Gucci.

Karlie Kloss

In Givenchy.

Olivia Rodrigo

In Versace and Jennifer Behr x Betsey Johson butterflies.

Bella Hadid

In Burberry.

Leslie Odom Jr.

In Fendi.

Sydney Sweeney

In Tory Burch and Aquazzura heels.

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci.

Gigi Hadid

In Versace and Chopard jewels.

Kaia Gerber

In Alexander McQueen.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

In Moschino by Jeremy Scott.

Patrick Schwarzenegger

In Lanvin.

Dove Cameron

In Iris van Herpen and Brilliant Earth earrings.

Dakota Johnson

In Gucci.

Jodie Turner-Smith

In Gucci.

Shawn Mendes

In Tommy Hilfiger.

Tessa Thompson

In Carolina Herrera.

Austin Butler

In Prada.

Emma Stone

In Louis Vuitton.

Maude Apatow

In Miu Miu.

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