She wowed the crowds at the Met Gala in New York on Monday night in a jaw-dropping latex Thierry Mugler corset dress, and now Kim Kardashian has revealed the underwear that gave her that tiny waist.
Posting a video on Instagram Kim showed off the custom corset and thigh-length Spanx by French corsetiere, Mr. Pearl which helped her achieve her clinched-in waist.
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@KimKardashian could not wait to try on the figure-hugging silicon frock that she wore to this year’s #MetGala, which, fun fact, was the first piece that designer Manfred Thierry @Muglerofficial has created for the House in over 20 years. Spun with silk organza and dripping with sparkling crystals, the Mugler number was made to mimic the wet shirtdress that Sophia Loren wore in the 1957 film Boy on a Dolphin. Getting into the waist-whittling look was no small feat. First, Kardashian had to be laced into a corseted bodysuit that was custom-made by Mr. Pearl, widely acknowledged as the world’s foremost corset-maker. Tap the link in our bio for a behind-the-scenes look at her entire getting ready process. Directors @ggggbone @foxnhound DP @jessdunlap Sound Chris Bennett, Jesse Stormo
Kim told fans her gown was so tight she couldn’t even sit down and had to stand in the back of a van and hold onto a pole to make her red carpet arrival.
She is said to have had to ‘practice’ breathing in her latex Thierry Mugler corset dress before heading to the Met Gala in New York on Monday night.The television personality, 38, had been following a strict diet and exercise regime so her figure looked jaw-dropping in the gold skin-tight beaded silicone dress.
However Kim revealed she could not be at the table ‘for dinner’ because her uber-tight silhouette would only allow her to ‘half sit’.She also revealed she was transported to the prestigious event in a sprinter van with a pole installed for her to hold on too.
Addressing Met Gala chairwoman Anna Wintour, Kim, who was wearing her corset. said: ‘OK, so Anna, 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 like, half sit.’I’m riding [ to the Met] in a sprinter van on the way there with a pole, so I can hold on to the pole.’
While trolls attacked Kim’s incredibly slim and ‘fake’ waist online due to the figure-hugging corset, her personal trainer was quick to defend the reality star in a since-deleted Instagram story posted shortly after fashion’s biggest night of the year.
Meanwhile, Kim also recalled before she made her Met Gala debut in 2013 alongside her husband Kanye West, she would often look at pictures of the extravagant outfits and ‘dream’ she would one day be able to attend the prestigious event.
In a behind-the-scenes video for the US Vogue website, she said: ‘I used to dream about this night, I used to sit home in bed, looking at all of the pictures of everyone and dreaming of one day that I could ever attend a Met ball, and never even really believing that that would ever happen.’So to be the cover girl going to the Met in Mugler is honestly the biggest dream come true and I’m honestly so humbled by the idea that this is my life.”
The businesswoman also revealed she always gets ‘anxiety’ before hitting the Met’s special pink carpet, and admitted she said a ‘prayer’ before starting her beauty regime for the event, which was led by her long-time make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic.
She added: ‘We all held hands, we did a little circle prayer Mario said the prayer, they knew I was having a bit of anxiety.
‘I don’t know why this is probably as nerve racking as my wedding, I don’t know why I get so nervous for the Met, maybe even more so.
‘I got three facials in a week and a half, I got a spray tan, I got a Korean spa scrub, literally every single day, any beauty treatment you can think of, I did it.’
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