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.
And Kim Kardashian revealed the 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.
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.
Sacrifices: Kim Kardashian revealed her Met Gala 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
However Kim – who achieved her extra-clinched waist with a custom corset and thigh-length Spanx by French corsetiere, Mr. Pearl – 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 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.
Incredible curves: The television personality, 38, had been following a strict diet and exercise regime so her body looked jaw dropping in the gold skin-tight beaded silicone dress
‘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.
Melissa Alcanta posted a lengthy response to critics, writing her client is ‘dedicated’ and ‘works her a** off’ six days per week’ to achieve her famous physique.
Restricted: Kim had to be assisted by husband Kanye as she got out of the sprinter fan
‘To make things clear, 1. This dress is corseted BUT 2. Kim trains her a** off 6 days a f***ing week, she wakes up early af and is dedicated,’ she wrote online.
3. I paved the road for her but SHE did the work! I love compliments either way. MOST IMPORTANTLY I don’t give a s*** about your opinions on her body if you think she fake or not!’
Melissa is regularly seen training with Kim at her home gym as the Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star updates her fans on her workouts.
‘I see her every morning, I see her train and I see her sweat and I see all the work she does outside of the gym and THAT is commendable!
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.
Back up: 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
‘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.’
Painful: Kim – who achieved her extra-clinched waist with a custom corset by French corsetiere, Mr. Pearl – revealed she could not be at the table ‘for dinner’ because of the dress