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Bella Hadid said she ‘blacked out’ on the Met Gala red carpet because she ‘couldn’t breathe’

  • Bella Hadid told Interview Magazine that she “blacked out” on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
  • The supermodel said she wasn’t sure if it was her anxiety or her corset that made her feel faint.
  • Hadid has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and mental health in the past.

Bella Hadid opened up to Interview Magazine about her experience on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet and revealed she “blacked out” due to her anxiety, or the tight corset she was wearing.

On Wednesday Interview published Hadid’s discussion with editor-in-chief Mel Ottenberg, where the supermodel explained she wasn’t on the red carpet for very long because she was unable to breathe.

“I literally like, blacked out. I don’t even think I got one good photo on the red carpet,” Hadid 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. I don’t think I was out there for more than three minutes.”

The model continued: “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 to this year’s Met Gala and confirmed with Interview that the ensemble was designed by Burberry’s chief creative offer Riccardo Tisci. She told the magazine she made a 25-page deck with all the references for her Met Gala ensemble, looking from 1895 to 1903 to find inspiration for the event’s “gilded glamour” theme.

Representatives for Burberry did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Hadid also discussed the anxiety she used to have while getting ready for fashion’s biggest night, saying the pressure of the gala would “ruin my whole day.” She said she spent more time prepping her outfit and glam ahead of time so she could relax and have fun on the day of the event.

The supermodel has been open about her struggles with anxiety in the past, telling WSJ Magazine in January that her mental health struggles prevented her from getting dressed or going outside.

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