- Bella Hadid told Interview Magazine that she “blacked out” on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
- The supermodel said she didn’t know if it was her anxiety or her corset that made her feel faint.
- On Thursday, Hadid shared on her Instagram story that she didn’t mean she blacked out from her corset.
Bella Hadid made headlines after revealing she “blacked out” at the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
On May 4, Interview Magazine published Hadid’s discussion with editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, where she said she wasn’t on the red carpet very long because she couldn’t breathe.
“I literally like, blacked out. I don’t even think I got one good photo on the red carpet,” Hadid said. “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.”
Hadid wore a black corset with a sheer skirt designed by Burberry’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci on the Met Gala red carpet. She completed the look with black opera gloves, Dorsey earrings, and a vintage Briony Raymond pearl necklace around her ankle.
On Wednesday, Hadid responded to the reports that she “blacked out” because of her corseted look on her Instagram story.
“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,” she wrote. “I meant more like it goes by in a flash. So quickly that ya barely remember it! I should have said that.”
Hadid also defended her edgy Burberry look and her decision to wear a corset.
“And Corsets in general are pretty uncomfortable/hard on the lungs but My corset fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink!!” she stated.
Hadid’s corset also fit with the dress code for the gala, which was “gilded glamour, white tie.”
The supermodel has spoken candidly about her anxiety in the past. In January, Hadid told WSJ magazine that her mental-health struggles had stopped her from getting dressed and going outside.
Representatives for Hadid did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.