Bella Hadid shuts down baseless rumours about her "suffocating" Met Gala dress.
Bella Hadid is clearing the air after a publication twisted her words following an interview about her 2022 Met Gala look.
This year’s theme for the prestigious annual event was “America: An Anthology of Fashion”, specifically highlighting gilded glamour, in which Hadid teamed up with Burberry for her “simplistic, but chic” look.
Teaming up with Burberry for her look, the model incorporated the theme through a fitted leather corset bodysuit that had studded silver hooks to emphasize her waist.
She also added lace tights and lace detailing to her gloves, with the delicate material a signature part of Gilded Age fashion. Bella completed the look with a sheer black train and pearl anklet, and looked undeniably sensational as she posed on the red carpet.
In an interview published two days later, Hadid spoke to Interview magazine about working with Tisci to bring her creative vision to life, explaining they ”had to combine our tastes” and what it was like walking the red carpet this year.
When Interview editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg asked her “how sucked in and unbreathing” she was on the red carpet, Hadid replied: “Mel, I literally like, blacked out. I don’t even think I got one good photo on the red carpet.”
After a report from 6 May claimed Hadid joked that she “blacked out due to
“I want to make something very clear,” she wrote, alongside a screenshot of the news story, adding, “This is not at all what I (meant to) say.
“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 explained, also clarifying, “I meant more like it goes by in a flash. So quickly that ya barely remember it!
“I should have said that.”
Hadid also denied the claim her corset was too tight, writing: “Corsets in general are pretty uncomfortable/ hard on the lungs, but my corset fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink.”