Grimes arrived at the Met Gala on Monday in a futuristic outfit accessorized with a sword … made from an AR-15.
The singer wore a “Dune ” inspired set designed by Iris van Herpen, including a custom Bene Gesserit-style dress that van Herpen spent “over 900 hours perfecting,” according to Vogue, as well as a Chris Habana mask and literal sword.
Lest you think the sword falls short of the theme “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”, this is arguably the most American accessory to have graced the rug this year.
Although it is “based on a Western European sword from the late Middle Ages circa 1400”, the sword was cast from a Colt AR-15A3 and will still be part of the permanent collection of the Met, Grimes told Vogue.
The accessory was created by the MSCHF company based in Brooklyn, New York, which melts guns and turns them into swords.
“It’s from these people who get people [guns] who don’t want to have their automatic rifles anymore, and melt them down and make perfect replicas of medieval swords, which I think is so cool – I think it’s a beautiful thing, “Grimes told the magazine.
Given America’s horrific history with gun violence, many people on Twitter agreed that the prop was themed after all:
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