Bella Hadid responds to reports she ‘blacked out’ from Met Gala 2022 corset

It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-her moment … but not because of a corset.

Bella Hadid stepped out on the Met Gala 2022 red carpet in an edgy look by Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci, but her recent comments about the corseted style made some people think she had issues with her outfit.

“I literally like, blacked out,” the supermodel told Interview, adding, “I don’t know if that was my anxiety, or maybe the waist was giving cinch and I couldn’t breathe.”

While some fans and various news outlets misinterpreted that Hadid’s leather corseted bodysuit was to blame, the runway star, 25, took to her Instagram Story to set the record straight.

Posting a screenshot of one such offending news story, she said she wanted “to make something very clear.”

Hadid clarified that her comments weren’t about the Burberry outfit she wore to the 2022 Met Gala.

“This is not at all what I (meant to) say,” Hadid wrote. “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!”

Hadid also defended her bold Burberry look, saying, “Corsets in general are pretty uncomfortable/hard on the lungs, but my corset fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink.”

“I looked once to the left, once to the right, and I ran up the stairs,” Hadid told Interview. “I don’t think I was out there for more than three minutes.”

The Met Gala regular — who made headlines by missing the 2021 event — paired her much-talked-about black corseteted bodysuit with a lacy overskirt, long black gloves with dangling tulle accents and lace tights.

She also wore Dorsey earrings and wrapped a vintage Briony Raymond pearl necklace around her ankle to pay tribute to the event’s “gilded glamour” dress code.

Meanwhile, sister Gigi also wore a corseted look to the May 2 gala, sporting a Versace puffer coat over a red bustier with latex pants.

The supermodel sisters posed in their corseted outfits inside the 2022 Met Gala.
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Neither can compare, however, to Kim Kardashian’s epic (and truly painful) 2019 Met Gala corset, which prevented her from sitting or breathing properly.