The singer made a big announcement Tuesday about how she wants to help BIPOC families in the war-torn country.
Grimes Rocked A Dune-Inspired Outfit To The Met Gala
In an Instagram post shared on Tuesday, May 17, Grimes uploaded a photo of her look from the 2021 Met Gala, alongside up-close shots of the head-turning accessories she wore for the prestigious fashion event.
The “Genesis” songstress donned a blue metallic outfit custom-made by Iris van Herpen of “liquid silicone and hand-pleated silk.”
Grimes’ outfit was Dune-inspired as part of a promotional for the science fiction film which was to be released the following month. The gown which reportedly took 900 hours to make was paired with a futuristic silver metal face mask, a giant silver sword, and lace-up platform boots from Marc Jacobs.
The mind-blowing sword accessory was allegedly made from unwanted automatic rifles that were liquefied.
Grimes Auctions 2021 Met Gala Accessories
Now, months after the 2021 Met Gala, Grimes wants to auction pieces from her iconic look to help Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) families that are still trapped in Ukraine.
In the accompanying caption of her post, the “Shinigami Eyes” star wrote, “Hey guys – I’m auctioning stuff from my Met gala look last year to raise money to help get BIPOC families out of Ukraine since they’re having trouble exiting at the border.”
She continued, explaining that stylist Turner in collaboration with HVW8 Gallery “exhibited the works of 50 distinguished artists who aim to support Emergency Response & BIPOC families (black, indigenous, and people of color) in and out of Ukraine.”
“Each piece offers a unique interpretation of the theme ‘resistance,'” Grimes shared. “The work will simultaneously be auctioned online via the Artsy exchange. All proceeds will go to Diaspora Relief and Razom, which will use the funds to provide food, shelter, and evacuation support to those in need.
Bidding for Grimes’ accessories would take place exclusively on Artsy and be closed on May 26.
In the comments section, fans cheered the wonderful initiative with several beautiful messages. One fan wrote, “Ahhhh this is so amazing 🤍” while another added, “This is such an important thing your doing thank you Claire🤍.”
Per reports, the Chris Habana hard-shell facial is worth $1,200 while the elven ear cuffs by Sofia Pavlova are estimated at $1,500.
Is The ‘Player Of Games’ Singer In A New Relationship?
As you might know, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, was in a relationship with Musk from 2018 to February 2022.
The pair first made headlines when they walked the 2018 Met Gala red carpet and are parents to two children, X Æ A-Xii and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, whom they secretly welcomed via surrogate after they had split.
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However, it seems the 34-year-old singer has wasted no time in moving on. As The Blast previously covered, Grimes is suspected of being in a relationship with hacker Chelsea Manning.
Speculations surfaced after grimes referred to Manning as her “boyfriend” in her pregnancy announcement. The rumored couple is reportedly moving at a fast pace as sources claim that are already living together in Austin.
The lovebirds have been conversing online via Twitter for months, with Manning often seen responding to interactions that involve her.
Such was the case when comedian Hasan Minhaj shared a tweet about Grime promising to be a guest on his show to which Manning replied, “Vouch.”
It’s unsure what he meant, but fans believe that is the start of a romantic relationship between the pair. Neither Grimes nor Manning have publicly denied or confirmed the rumors of a romance.