Kim Kardashian struggles to breathe in impossibly tiny Met Gala 2024 corset dress: ‘It’s an art form’

This star will do whatever it takes for the MET.

Kim Kardashian made headlines for transforming her body to fit Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress at the 2022 Met Gala, and this year, her dedication to pulling off a look continued as she wore an insanely tight corset that demanded she should practice breathing before the incident again.

The ‘Kardashians’ star spilled the secrets behind her Met Gala 2024 red carpet look in a behind-the-scenes video for Vogue on Tuesday, with the 43-year-old pursing her lips and struggling to breathe as she does her hair. at the beginning of the clip.

Kim Kardashian had to practice breathing in her insanely tight corset before stepping out at the 2024 Met Gala. Vogue

“How’s your breathing? How’s it going” a voice asks off-camera before Kardashian replies, “It’s … it’s an art form. But I got it.”

The Skims founder explained that she did a “trial day” two days before the Met Gala to test her beauty and practice wearing her Maison Margiela silver corset and metallic skirt.

“This is actually the first time I’ve ever done that,” the 11-time Met Gala attendee said, comparing her glam session to people “testing their wedding makeup.”

“Never done that either,” she said with a wink to the camera.

Explaining that John Galliano’s designs have been on her “mood board for years,” the Skkn by Kim founder said it took her years to get Maison Margiela’s current creative director to agree to dress her for the Met Gala.

“To put it lightly, that’s about four or five years of me stalking him to try and see if he would ever design a look for me for the Met,” she admitted.

As for the look, Kardashian said that when she heard about the 2024 theme, “Sleeping Beauties: Fashion Reawakening,” she imagined “having the best night of your life with your most magical person and you’re just in a garden.”

After waking up from the incredible evening, the star said that she imagined taking “her boyfriend’s sweater, to like, to run away to make it where I need to be.”

While many social media users were confused about her wearing a pilot cardigan on the Met Gala red carpet, they also had a lot to say about her corset, with some claiming she was “squeezing her organs”.

This isn’t the first time the TV star has come under fire for an extreme waist look; she admitted to taking “corset breathing lessons” to wear her Thierry Mugler Met Gala 2019 dress and also received similar backlash when she rocked another waist-eliminating Mugler corset earlier this year.

Along with struggling to breathe, Kim’s custom outfit presented another challenge.


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Because of the intricate detail on her skirt, the mum-of-four – who revealed that her 10-year-old daughter, North West, would choose her Marilyn dress if the in-between could choose anything from her mum’s closet – had to wear a pair of clear platform shoes without a heel, so that they do not “get stuck in the metal”.

“To wear this, you’re on your tiptoes and you’re balancing all the time by flexing your calf muscles,” she explained before taking small steps around the room.

“This is our only practice, but we will do it,” she said.

Spoken like a true Met queen.

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