It turns out, Kim Kardashian's corset at the 2019 Met Gala was as painful as it looked. In a recent interview with WSJ. Magazine, the reality star opened up about the impossibly tight, waist-shrinking undergarments she wore beneath her nude Thierry Mugler dress at this year's high fashion soirée.
First, Kardashian shut down rumors that she had ribs removed to fit into the snug frock ("I don’t even know if that’s possible," she told the mag), but even with her ribcage complete, wearing the outfit wasn't smooth sailing either.
Kim Kardashian wears a Thierry Mugler dress with a Mr. Pearl corset underneath at the 2019 Met Gala, Getty Images
"I have never felt pain like that in my life," she said before detailing the damage the corset did to her body. "I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off—the indentations on my back and my stomach," she added.
It's unclear how long the indentations lasted—they could possibly be an extreme version of the seam marks your skinny jeans leave on your legs after wearing them all day—but regardless, they do not sound like a fun time.
Kardashian poses inside the 2019 Met Gala, Getty Images
Kim's body-hugging piece, made by the famed corsetier Mr. Pearl, was unsurprisingly met with criticism by some who felt she was promoting unrealistic beauty standards with an "unnatural" figure. However, her trainer, Melissa Alcantara, defended her after the gala by saying the reality star put in work for her physique. "Kim trains 6 days a week, she wakes up early AF and is dedicated," she wrote in a lengthy message on her Instagram Story.
Kardashian has also recently taken a stab at the shapewear game herself, albeit with some resistance. The KKW Beauty founder recently launched a "solutionwear" line called Kimono, but due to the backlash against the culturally insensitive name, has decided to rename the business venture. She has not yet revealed the new moniker of her line.
From Harper's Bazaar U.S