Grimes Auctions Met Gala Props For Ukrainian Families – NBC New York

Sewing for a cause.

Grimes is doing its part to support Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Ukraine by auctioning off some of its most memorable fashion accessories.

“I’m auctioning off stuff from my Met Gala look last year to raise money to help get BIPOC families outside Ukraine because they find it difficult to get out at the border,” she said. shared in an Instagram post on May 16, adding that the auction presented at the HVW8 gallery in Los Angeles includes “the works of 50 distinguished artists who aim to support families of emergency response and BIPOC inside and outside of Ukraine”.

Explaining that each piece in the auction “offers a unique take on the ‘resistance’ theme,” Grimes donated a whimsical pair of earringsdesigned by Romantic Elf Jewelry, and a chrome Face mask CHRISHABANA x Dune Harkonnen.

the experimental musician brought the pieces to the Met Gala 2021 in September, accompanied by a sheer dress Iris Van Herpen, for the event’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme. His gaze – which was inspired by the 1984 cult classic “Dune” (and next remake of 2021) based on Frank Herbert’s novel – also included a medieval sword replica repurposed from a Colt AR-15A3.

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In this Sept. 13, 2021, file photo, singer Grimes attends the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The weapon, however, is not up for auction, as it is “a permanent piece” in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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All proceeds from the auction will go to the non-profit organizations Diaspora Relief and Razom for Ukraine, which will use the funds to provide food, shelter and evacuation assistance to people in need, the official explained. interpreter of “Genesis”. Bidding is open exclusively on Artsy and will begin closing on May 26.

Grimes, 34 — who shares two children with his ex Elon Musk – is just one of many celebrities who have made efforts to help Ukraine during the recent Russian invasion. In March, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis shared a video on Instagram announcing that they had reached their goal of raising $30 million to help the European country.

“Over 65,000 of you have donated,” said Kunis, who left Ukraine for the United States in 1991. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support. be [solving] problem, our collective effort will provide a soft landing for so many as they move forward into their uncertain future.”

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reached their $30 million donation goal for Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. The couple took to Instagram on Thursday to share the exciting news.

That same month, MTV’s The Challenge’s Johnny Bananas joined a humanitarian convoyrun by the Humanosh refugee foundation, to deliver medical and other supplies to Ukrainians.

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