Grimes Brings Actual Sword To The Met Gala 2021
Singer and songwriter Claire “Grimes” Boucher dressed to impress Monday night at the Met Gala wearing a post-apocalyptic themed outfit based on Frank Herbert’s novel Dune.
The bright silver dress was complete with a silver mask, platform boots and the main attraction, an actual sword. The sword was made from the parts of a Colt AR-15A3 and based on a western European sword from the Middle Ages.
“It’s not a prop sword,” Grimes told Vogue. “I tried to pick it up and this is not really a one-handed situation.”
The outfit was designed with the help of the team from the upcoming Dune movie remake, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Despite original plans of a collaboration Grimes wasn’t hired by the movie team, meaning the outfit wasn’t officially sponsored by the film but was aesthetically inspired by it.
The outfit reportedly took over 900 hours to design.
This year’s theme of the Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which saw many celebrities wear interesting and eye-catching outfits.
This wasn’t the first time Grimes made the news in recent months as she and Elon Musk welcomed a baby into the world this past May with the name X Æ A-12 Musk.