Kim Kardashian Reveals Met Gala Corset Left Her with Indentations: ‘I Never Felt Pain Like That’

There’s no denying that Kim Kardashian’s corset at the Met Gala was insanely tight, as a video released shortly after the event revealed that she couldn’t sit while wearing it and had to have special breathing lessons. Now Kardashian is again reflecting on the constricting undergarment, revealing that it was downright painful. She’s definitely proof positive that fashion can inflict pain sometimes.

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Kim Kardashian’s Met Gal­a look was unique

When Kardashian stepped onto the 2019 Met Gal­­a red carpet, people were stunned by her custom-made Thierry Mugler dress, which had the look of wet droplets dripping from the garment. The stunning effect was achieved by crystal droplets and silicone, but Met Gala watchers couldn’t help but notice that Kardashian’s waist looked even tinier than usual.

She pulled off the cinched waist with a very tight corset, she later revealed, and, in a new WSJ Magazine digital cover story, she’s explaining just how uncomfortable the corset was. She noted: “I have never felt pain like that in my life.”

Make no mistake, the nude corset was so incredibly tight that Kardashian said it left “indentations” on her body. She noted: “I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off — the indentations on my back and my stomach.”

She made some huge sacrifices for fashion

Kardashian had previously remarked that special breathing lessons were required before the event, posting on Instagram at the time: “Corset breathing lessons from none other than Mr. Pearl. It was worth it all!!! And this was the start of a magical inspiring connection. Stay tuned for more.”

Her behind-the-scenes Vogue video had Kardashian giving fans even more insider information about her corset and dress fitting before the event, with three assistants required to strap her into the undergarment before she topped it with the custom-made dress.

It became quite evident that the corset would make things slightly challenging, as she demonstrated being unable to fully sit or use the bathroom. Additionally, Kardashian required a unique transportation plan since she couldn’t be seated in a car to arrive to the red carpet.

In the video, Kardashian noted: “Okay, so Anna [Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief], if I don’t sit down for dinner, now you know why. I’ll be walking around mingling, talking, but I cannot hardly sit. I can only like, half sit.”

Kardashian also addressed the rumors that she had ribs removed to achieve the small waisted effect, telling WSJ Magazine, “I don’t even know if that’s possible.”

Kardashian’s shapewear name under fire

Kardashian promises that her own shapewear line will be much more comfortable than that painful corset, sharing: “The feeling when I had to wear that corset, (the shapewear) is not that. It’s the second skin that makes me feel comfortable and cozy and all smoothed.”

Kardashian came under fire for the name of her shapewear line, originally called Kimono Solutionwear, which she explained, “You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper. I’m the first person to say, OK, of course, I can’t believe we didn’t think of this. I obviously had really innocent intentions. But, let’s listen. And I want to really listen. And I want to really take it all in.”