Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala corset left her with painful indentations on her back and stomach.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star wore a skintight number equipped with a corset that showed off her tiny waist as she hit the red carpet at the annual event in May, and now the brunette beauty has revealed the Thierry Mugler look took its toll on her physically, leaving her in agony.
“I have never felt pain like that in my life,” Kim told The Wall Street Journal. “I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off – the indentations on my back and my stomach.”
The 38-year-old also addressed speculation that she had a rib removed to squeeze into the outfit, stating, “I don’t even know if that’s possible,” and promised the pieces from her own shapewear line are far more comfortable.
“The feeling when I had to wear that corset, is not that,” she added. “It’s the second skin that makes me feel comfortable and cosy and all smoothed.”
Kim’s waist-shrinking piece, made by the famous corsetier Mr. Pearl, was criticised by commenters on social media, who felt that the mother-of-four was promoting unrealistic beauty standards with her “unnatural” figure.
The dress took around eight months to make and gave the illusion that Kim had stepped out of the ocean and was dripping wet. She also sported wet look hair and glistening skin as she posed for photographers outside The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May.
Speaking to Vogue about her ensemble, Kim explained at the time, “This is the first time in 20 years Mr. Mugler has designed for the House of Mugler. So to come and design this gown for me is such an honour. He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.”
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