Tuesday 25 June 2019

Kim Kardashian needed 'corset breathing lessons' before wearing Mugler Met Gala dress

Kim Kardashian West was among the celebrities at the Met Gala (Jennifer Graylock/PA)
Kim Kardashian West was among the celebrities at the Met Gala (Jennifer Graylock/PA)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Kim Kardashian needed 'corset breathing lessons' before wearing her more-than-skin-tight Met Gala dress.

The reality TV star appeared on the pink carpet with an unnaturally slim waist in a latex, beaded dress by Theirry Mugler.

Her trainer Melissa Alcantara attributed the dramatic shape of Kim's body to exercise, although she did mention the fact that Kim was also wearing a corset.

“To make things clear,” she wrote in an Instagram story, “1. This dress is corseted BUT 2. Kim trains her ass off 6 days a f**king week, she wakes up early AF and is dedicated.”

Kim Kardashian West. Photo: Getty

In a video for Vogue, Kim revealed that she was wearing a corset created by French couturier Mr Pearl, who counts Dita Von Teese among his many celebrity clients.

It took seven months to construct the entire look which also included a layer of silicone over the dress to give a wet look as well as the addition of jewels.

Kim shared on Instagram that she had been instructed on how to breathe in the tiny waist-cincher ahead of the Met.

"We met up in Miami right after the holidays last year and saw the sketches! I learned so much about couture from this genius man, it was beyond couture, it was art! 7 months in the making and fittings in Montreal, Paris and LA," she wrote.

"Corset breathing lessons from none other than Mr. Pearl. It was worth it all!!!"

Kim hinted at future collaborations with Mugler, adding, "And this was the start of a magical inspiring connection. Stay tuned for more."

Kim also revealed that it took three assistants to get her into her corset bodysuit and she could not actually sit down in the dress.  She told Vogue's Anna Wintour, "If I don't sit down for dinner, now you know why.  I'll be walking around, mingling, talking, but I can hardly sit.  I can only half sit."

Meanwhile, Kim's younger sister Kylie (21) has been accused by CelebFace of allegedly altering the size of her waist in a photo on her Instagram.

The image is from the Met Gala pink carpet, where Kylie wore a figgure hugging lavender gown by Versace.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kylie Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)


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