Bella Hadid is clearing the air after a publication twisted her words following an interview about her 2022 Met Gala look.

This year’s theme for the prestigious annual event was “America: An Anthology of Fashion”, specifically highlighting gilded glamour, in which Hadid teamed up with Burberry for her “simplistic, but chic” look. 

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The model, 25, wore a fitted leather corset bodysuit embellished with silver studded hooks, outlining her waist. She added lace tights and matching gloves, a signature Gilded Age fashion material, and completed the look with a sheer black train. 

Speaking with Interview, Hadid told the magazine about the anxiety she felt while walking the red carpet.

“I literally, like, blacked out. I don’t even think I got one good photo on the red carpet,” she said. “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.”

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The model added that she couldn’t have been 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,” she explained. 

Following the interview, another publication quoted Hadid in their headline, which read: “Bella Hadid Jokes She ‘Blacked Out’ on Met Gala Carpet Due to Tight Corset: ‘I Couldn’t Breathe.’”

Hadid quickly took to her Instagram Story to shut down any rumours claiming that her ensemble was too tight.

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“I want to make something very clear,… “ she began her Instagram statement. “This is not at all what I [meant to] say. I didn’t say I blacked out because of my corset.”

Photo: Instagram/ BellaHadid
Photo: Instagram/ BellaHadid

“I joked that I blacked out, not because of my corset, but from the regular anxieties and excitement of the carpet,” Hadid continued. “I meant more like it goes by in a flash. So quickly that ya barely remember it! I should have said that.”

In her Tuesday post, Hadid noted that “corsets in general are pretty uncomfortable/ hard on the lungs” but her corset “fit perfectly with enough room to eat and drink.”