Bella Hadid donned a corset with a floor-length black lace skirt and matching stockings, blending a BDSM aesthetic with some Gilded Era callbacks. 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.
The model also faced backlash for her comments. But now she is insisting her words were misinterpreted, saying it was her own feelings, rather than her fashion, that caused her stress that night. The Ramy actress took to her Instagram story and clarified her comment while noting, “I want to make something very clear… 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.”
Hadid continues, “I meant more like it goes by in a flash. So quickly that you barely remember it! I should have said that. And corsets, in general, are pretty uncomfortable/hard on the lungs but my corset fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink!!” The post comes after she in an interview that she had “so much anxiety” on the red carpet, where she said celebrities pose it up for the cameras for 20 minutes or more at a time.
Bella Hadid said, “I literally like, blacked out,” she said. “I don’t even think I got one good photo on the red carpet. Now that I look back, I realize that people literally stand there for 20 minutes and they give. I looked once to the left, once to the right, and I ran up the stairs.” Hadid added, “I don’t think I was out there for more than three minutes. I don’t know if that was my anxiety, or maybe the waist was giving cinch and I couldn’t breathe. I mean, there were probably a lot of things happening.”