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

She’s giving otherworldly new meaning. 

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

While the unique number showcases her lean figure with its sheer fabric and form-fitting design, it also has heavy doses of black along the train that changes the level of shade to make it darker at the end of the garment.  

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Not of this world: Grimes, 33, made her grand arrival at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday in an otherworldly, off-white sheer gown, while yielding a sword over her shoulder

‘I mean, I feel like it started as a Dune thing,’ the Canadian musician, 33, told Vogue  of the inspiration for the ensemble, before sharing that she’s a big fan of the famed science fiction story that has seen Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel be turned into a film in 1984 and an upcoming remake.  

‘It’s an American author so it fits the theme that American people were involved in the making of it,’ she said, in a reference to the event’s theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

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If the unique number wasn’t enough to grab the attention of admirers, then her accessories will do the trick.

Sci fi inspiration: The Canadian musician was her dress was inspired by Dune, the 1965 novel that was turned into a film in 1984 and an upcoming remake

One of a kind: 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 inside the venue due to COVID-19, Grimes (born Claire Elise Boucher), opted for a silver metallic face mask that covered the entire bottom portion of her face. 

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

‘It’s created from a company that will melt down your automatic weapons and make a sword,’ the singer explained. 

It turns out the sword is real, not a prop, and is based on a western European design from the end of the Middle Ages around 1400.

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

Rounding out the ensemble, the Vancouver native pulled her long blonde  and lavender tresses back into a slick back look that was accentuated with a top ponytail.    

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

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

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will run from May 5, 2022 throught September 5, 2022. It ‘will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.’      

Unique: Rounding out the ensemble, the Vancouver native pulled her long blonde and lavender tresses back into a slick back look that was accentuated with a top ponytail

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

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

More recently she’s garnered headlines across the world as the girlfriend of SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. 

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

Continuing the night: Later in the evening, Grimes gave a wave as she headed to a Met Gala after-party

Tricky: The star looked like she struggled to walk in the statement dress 

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  • Met Gala 2021: The Meaning Behind Grimes’s Sword | Vogue