When Kim Kardashian hit the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala clad in a “dripping wet” Thierry Mugler dress that made her waist appear impossibly tiny, onlookers were left with one major question: What’s going on with her body?
While some speculated that the reality star, 38, had had ribs removed to squeeze into the look, Kardashian’s trainer said her otherworldly figure was mostly thanks to good old-fashioned exercise. “To make things clear,” Melissa Alcantara 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.”
But as a new Vogue video reveals, Kardashian’s wasn’t any ordinary corset. Created by the legendary Mr. Pearl — who frequently collaborates with Mugler as well as wasp-waisted burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese — the star’s undergarment was so tightly laced, she had to remain upright throughout the night.
“Okay so Anna, if I don’t sit down for dinner, now you know why,” Kardashian said in the clip. “I’ll be walking around mingling, talking, but I cannot hardly sit. I can only half-sit.”