Grimes certainly turned heads with her futuristic look at the 2021 Met Gala.

Sticking with the theme of “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion”, the Canadian singer went with a face shield, sword, and detailed silver Iris van Herpen gown.

“[It’s] inspired by the movie ‘Dune’, which is not out yet but I’m just a fan,” Grimes told Vogue on the red carpet. “It’s an American author so it fits the theme that American people were involved in the making of it.”

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Grimes at 2021 Met Gala. Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock
Grimes at 2021 Met Gala. Photo: Matt Baron/Shutterstock

In a separate interview with Vogue, she admitted, “Iris has been one of our favourites. I just feel a kinship to women behind the computer. She is a technologist, you know? And I feel like she’s always been on another level. Like, to me she’s kind of got an argument for being the current-era McQueen or something, she’s pushing the boundaries in a way that I don’t know if anyone is actually competing with her? We had offers to go with bigger people, but… the first thing she sent through, we were like, this is f**king fire.”

Grimes also explained the origin of her sword.

“It’s from these people who are getting people’s [guns] who don’t want to have their automatic rifles anymore, and are melting them down and making them perfect replicas of medieval swords, which I think is just so cool—I think it’s a beautiful thing,” she revealed.

She told ET the sword was made out of fermented guns: “So it’s like, I was a bit of a gun.”

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Fermentation is described as “the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms,” according to Google’s English dictionary powered by Oxford languages. There are metal-eating bacteria; however, they are not traditionally used to make weapons.

And while she lives in the U.S. with Elon Musk now, Grimes is proud of her Canadian roots.

“I’ll always be a part of Canadian fashion, actually Canadian fashion is sick, especially the artificial kind. But I love America, I know you’re not supposed to say that but I think everyone who cares about art comes here and all the best art in the world is here so please let me have my green card, President Biden.”

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