Grimes sells Met Gala clothing and merchandise to raise money for Ukraine

Grimes donated a number of clothes and items from her 2021 Met Gala appearance to raise money for Ukraine.

The musician is one of 50 artists who donated personal items to Resistance For Ukraine’s benefit auction which aims to “support disaster response and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) families ) inside and outside Ukraine”.

Each piece in the auction, which ends May 26, offers “a unique take on” the “resistance” theme, and all proceeds will be donated to Diaspora Relief and Rasom who help provide food, shelter and evacuation assistance.

Items Grimes donated to the auction include her CHRISHABANA x Dune Harkonnen mask and silver elf earrings, both of which she wore at the annual fundraising event of the year. last at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

“Hey guys, I’m auctioning off stuff from my Met Gala look last year to raise money to help BIPOC families get out of Ukraine as they struggle to get out at the border,” Grimes wrote on Instagram, sharing photos of the articles.

Other items in the Resistance For Ukraine benefit auction include artwork, a Sonic Youth “Washing Machine” skateboard signed by Kim Gordon, various apparel and more. The auction is now over at artsy.net; it ends on May 26 at 8 p.m. BST.

Grimes set to join Kaytranada as opening act for upcoming Swedish House Mafia tour – find tickets here.

The Scandinavian group will set off on a world tour this summer in support of their new album, “Paradise Again”, with further support coming from Alesso, Zhu and Vintage Culture.

Meanwhile, Gogol Bordello has announced a one-off show in London this summer, with proceeds from the concert going to help Ukrainians.

The special and intimate concert – the last of their European tour – will take place on July 16 at Electric Brixton and the money raised from the concert will go to Benefit Care.org’s Ukrainian Crisis Response.

£5 from each ticket purchased will be donated by the group to Care.org’s Ukraine crisis
Response and there will be the option for fans to make additional donations beyond that.

Elizabeth J. Harless