Just How Painful Was Kim Kardashian West’s Met Gala Corset?

Kim Kardashian West. Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Kim Kardashian West experienced new heights of discomfort while wearing a corset to this year’s Met Gala. This past May, the reality star wore a custom Thierry Mugler silicone and silk dress that appeared to glisten and drip with water droplets. Underneath, she wore a corset that was so tight she could not properly sit down.

“I have never felt pain like that in my life,” Kardashian told WSJ magazine in a recent interview. She also said that the corset left indentations on her back and stomach. This isn’t the first time she’s discussed how difficult the garment was to wear — in an Instagram post last May, she mentioned that she had to take “corset breathing lessons” from Mister Pearl, the famous corset-maker who crafted it for her. And in a Vogue video released after the gala, she went through the arduous process of trying it on. “Okay so Anna, if I don’t sit down for dinner, now you know why,” she said. “I cannot hardly sit. I can only, like, half-sit.” Like they say, beauty is pain. Is camp pain, though?


It is worth noting the level of pain Kardashian West must have experienced here: she has experienced childbirth, twice. And she wore, lest we forget, those incredibly uncomfortable-looking clear strappy heels while she was pregnant in 2013!

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Kardashian West has defied logic before, and endured discomfort the name of the perfect look. This time, it seems, she has completed a true feat of stoicism.

Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Corset Required Breathing Lessons