Bella Hadid's 2017 Alexander Wang Met Gala catsuit was a little harder to wear than it looked.
By Rosemary Donahue, Allure
Bella Hadid wore one of the more daring looks at this year's Met Gala. The look, for those who don't remember, was a sheer, beaded catsuit with a plunging back made specially for Hadid by Alexander Wang. Though she appeared to be pretty comfortable in the piece (even skipping on the red carpet!), she's now revealed to Harper's Bazaar that in the world of fashion, things are not always what they seem.
[post_ads]She told Harper's Bazaar that although the catsuit was comfortable to wear on the red carpet, "I couldn't pee because I was sewn in from the top. I put my foot in the wrong part of the leotard at one point, so I had to take it off and put it back on again." Though we've all put our foot in the wrong pant leg a time or two, the not-being-able-to-pee thing sounds like a dealbreaker — but Alexander Wang apparently only gave her one option to wear to the Met Gala, and she says she "wasn't going to say no to him." She trusted his advice and they worked together to create the stunning look that had Hadid crystallized from head (well, shoulder) to toe.
Even though the construction of the catsuit made bathroom breaks impossible and she felt some trepidation about wearing the look beforehand, it sounds like she's pleased with the outcome. She said about the look, "I was worried about wearing a catsuit when other people were wearing full gowns, but fashion is about taking risks and I wore a crystallized full bodysuit to the Met Ball. I guess that was the risk that I took and it was really fun." Her look definitely stood out among the crowd and got people talking, so the risk paid off. Maybe we'll be seeing her in more full body catsuits in the future — but hopefully, for her sake, the next one she wears will be a little more bathroom-friendly.
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