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Grimes Met Gala commends attention in Dune-inspired gown, metallic face mask and sword at Met Gala

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She gives an otherworldly new meaning.

Grimes hit the red carpet Monday at the Met Gala 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in an off-white sheer gown, adorned with silver zigzag accents and a flowing train.

While the unique number showcases her slim figure with its sheer fabric and form-fitting design, it also features: heavy doses of black along the train changing the level of shade to darken it at the end of the garment.

Out of This World: Grimes, 33, made her grand arrival at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday in an alien, off-white sheer dress, carrying a sword over her shoulder

“I mean, I feel like it started out as a Dune thing,” the Canadian musician, 33, told Fashion of the inspiration for the ensemble, before sharing that she’s a big fan of the famous science fiction story that turned Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel into a 1984 film and an upcoming remake.

“It’s an American author, so it fits with the theme that American people were involved in creating it,” she said, referring to the event’s theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

If the unique number was not enough to attract the attention of admirers, then her accessories will do the trick.

Sci-fi inspiration: The Canadian musician's dress was inspired by Dune, the 1965 novel turned into a movie in 1984 and an upcoming remake

Sci-fi inspiration: The Canadian musician’s dress was inspired by Dune, the 1965 novel turned into a movie in 1984 and an upcoming remake

Unique: The unique number has heavy doses of black along the train that changes the level of shade to make it darker at the end of the garment

Unique: The unique number has heavy doses of black along the train that changes the level of shade to make it darker at the end of the garment

With face masks required in the venue due to COVID-19, Grimes (née Claire Elise Boucher) opted for a silver metal face mask that covered the entire lower portion of her face.

She also had long dangling earrings, but the final touch was sealed with a silver sword dangling over her shoulder.

“It grew out of a company that melts down your automatic weapons and makes a sword,” the singer explains.

It turns out that the sword is real, not a prop, and is based on a Western European design from the late Middle Ages around 1400.

Metallic: With face masks required in the venue due to COVID-19, Grimes opted for a silver metallic face mask that covered the entire lower part of her face

Metallic: With face masks required in the venue due to COVID-19, Grimes opted for a silver metallic face mask that covered the entire lower part of her face

To round out the ensemble, the Vancouver native pulled her long blonde and lavender locks back into a sleek back that was accentuated with a top ponytail.

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City.

Part one of the museum’s exhibit, titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, debuts September 18 and will run through September 5, 2022. It celebrates “the 75th anniversary of the Costume Institute and explores a modern vocabulary of American fashion’, according to the organizers of the exhibition. and Vogue.

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will run from May 5, 2022 through September 5, 2022. It “examines the development of American fashion by presenting stories related to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.”

Unique: To round out the ensemble, the Vancouver native pulled her long blonde and lavender locks back into a sleek back that was accentuated with a top ponytail.

Unique: To round out the ensemble, the Vancouver native pulled her long blonde and lavender locks back into a sleek back that was accentuated with a top ponytail.

Grimes (born Claire Elise Boucher) is an experimental pop singer who first rose to fame with her third studio album Visions (2012).

More recently, she made headlines around the world as the girlfriend of SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk.

Grimes and Musk started dating in 2018 and eventually welcomed their son whom they named X AE A-XII (pronounced ‘Ex Ash A Twelve’) to planet Earth on May 4, 2020.

Space Age Lovers: The experimental pop singer is romantically linked to SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk;  the couple welcomed their son whom they named X AE A-XII (pronounced 'Ex Ash A Twelve') to planet Earth on May 4, 2020

Space Age Lovers: The experimental pop singer is romantically linked to SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk; the couple welcomed their son whom they named X AE A-XII (pronounced ‘Ex Ash A Twelve’) to planet Earth on May 4, 2020

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