Grimes auctions his Met Gala mask and earrings to ‘help get BIPOC families out of Ukraine’

ByThomas J. Pawlak

May 17, 2022

Art-pop musician Grimes is auctioning off two accessories from her 2021 Met Gala look to ‘raise money to help get BIPOC families out of Ukraine as they struggle to get out at the border’.

Be Nice Los Angeles and HVW8 gallery are displaying the 34-year-old Canadian’s fashion items and several others at their Resistance For Ukraine auction, with all proceeds going to Diaspora Relief and Razom.

Grimes (née Claire Elise Boucher) and her stylist Turner tapped Chris Habana to create the chrome adjustable face mask, featuring a drilled bridge, worth $1,200.

Charity act: Art-pop musician Grimes is auctioning off two accessories from her 2021 Met Gala look to ‘raise money to help get BIPOC families out of Ukraine as they struggle to get out at the border’ (pictured September 13)

SS/22 model Dion Lee told Vogue that Habana borrowed a Harkonnen warrior mask from costume designers Robert Morgan and Jacqueline West, who worked on Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 sci-fi epic.

Also up for grabs are silver “Elven Ears” cuffs by Romantic Elf jewelry designer Sofia Pavlova, worth $1,500, which Grimes confessed to buying on Etsy.

Fans can start bidding on the singer Shinigami Eyes mask and earrings on Artsy starting May 26 at noon PST.

It’s been eight months since Grimes rocked the items at the Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion-themed celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Full lineup: Be Nice Los Angeles and HVW8 Gallery exhibit the 34-year-old Canadian's fashion items and several others at their Resistance For Ukraine auction, with all proceeds going to Diaspora Relief and Razom

Full lineup: Be Nice Los Angeles and HVW8 Gallery exhibit the 34-year-old Canadian’s fashion items and several others at their Resistance For Ukraine auction, with all proceeds going to Diaspora Relief and Razom

Dune Harkonnen Mask: Grimes (née Claire Elise Boucher) and her stylist Turner tapped Chris Habana to create the chrome adjustable face mask, complete with a drilled bridge, worth $1,200

Dune Harkonnen Mask: Grimes (née Claire Elise Boucher) and her stylist Turner tapped Chris Habana to create the chrome adjustable face mask, complete with a drilled bridge, worth $1,200

‘We were working with the people from the movie Dune’: SS/22 model Dion Lee tells Vogue that Habana borrowed a Harkonnen warrior mask from costume designers Robert Morgan and Jacqueline West, who worked on the sci-fi epic by Denis Villeneuve in 2021

The starting bid is $750!  Also up for grabs are silver “Elven Ears” cuffs by Romantic Elf jewelry designer Sofia Pavlova, worth $1,500, which Grimes confessed to buying on Etsy

The starting bid is $750! Also up for grabs are silver “Elven Ears” cuffs by Romantic Elf jewelry designer Sofia Pavlova, worth $1,500, which Grimes confessed to buying on Etsy

However, The Player of Games star will keep her custom Iris van Herpen ‘Bene Gesserit’ dress and sword ‘cast from a Colt AR-15A3’.

Grimes is next set to open for Swedish House Mafia’s 45-date Paradise Again Tour on July 29 in Miami and August 25 in Austin.

Judge Alter Ego has been hard at work completing his sixth studio album BOOK 1 with Columbia Records, which is rumored to feature The Weeknd.

“BOOK 1 inaccurately and dramatically details the dawning era of technocracy and trans-humanism within the corp court,” Grimes told British Vogue last month.

You want?  Fans can start bidding on singer Shinigami Eyes mask and earrings on Artsy starting May 26 at noon PST

You want? Fans can start bidding on singer Shinigami Eyes mask and earrings on Artsy starting May 26 at noon PST

'I think this is my favorite look!'  It's been eight months since Grimes rocked the items at the Costume Institute's In America: A Lexicon of Fashion-themed celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

‘I think this is my favorite look!’ It’s been eight months since Grimes rocked the items at the Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion-themed celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Do not touch!  However, The Player of Games star will keep his custom Iris van Herpen 'Bene Gesserit' robe and sword 'cast from a Colt AR-15A3'

Do not touch! However, The Player of Games star will keep his custom Iris van Herpen ‘Bene Gesserit’ robe and sword ‘cast from a Colt AR-15A3’

‘That sounds pretentious on paper… Haha, I’m sorry. [For my style] So I degothize the aesthetic is mainly white… And like the theme, it’s mainly medieval futurism.

The pop experimenter has previously warned that she will change jobs after the release of the record.

“Celebrity culture is suffocating”, Grimes tweeted December 28.

DJ gig: Grimes is next set to open for Swedish House Mafia's 45-date Paradise Again tour on July 29 in Miami and August 25 in Austin (pictured in a Thursday TikTok)

DJ gig: Grimes is next set to open for Swedish House Mafia’s 45-date Paradise Again tour on July 29 in Miami and August 25 in Austin (pictured in a Thursday TikTok)

‘It’s mostly medieval futurism’: Alter Ego judge worked hard to complete his sixth studio album BOOK 1 with Columbia Records, which is rumored to feature The Weeknd

“Celebrity culture is suffocating!  Grimes previously warned that she would change jobs after the record was released.

“Celebrity culture is suffocating! Grimes previously warned that she would change jobs after the record was released.

‘I don’t stop the music but [definitely] change my main job after BOOK 1. The music industry feels old and tired, dependent on archaic systems.

The McGill University dropout has two children – son X Æ A-Xii, 2; and her five-month-old daughter Exa Dark Sideræl – from her three-year relationship with SpaceX founder Elon Musk, which ended in September.

The 50-year-old South African has five older children – twins Xavier and Griffin, 18; as well as triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, 16 – from his eight-year marriage to author Justine Wilson, which ended in 2008.

Father-son photo November 20: The pop experimenter has two children: son X Æ A-Xii (R), 2;  and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, 4 months - from her three-year relationship with SpaceX founder Elon Musk (L), which ended in September

Father-son photo November 20: The pop experimenter has two children: son X Æ A-Xii (R), 2; and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, 4 months – from her three-year relationship with SpaceX founder Elon Musk (L), which ended in September