Monday’s Met Gala was one of those events I live for every year. It’s not because I enjoy the lifestyles of the rich and famous or anything. It’s because these people make themselves look absolutely ridiculous, go out in public, and expect to be adored for it. I mean, they look like they got fashion tips from The Hunger Games.
Much of the attention politically was focused on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” dress, of course, and for understandable reasons.
Yet recording artist Grimes had a notable fashion accessory that snagged some attention itself.
The singer wore a “Dune” inspiredensemble designed by Iris van Herpen, including a custom Bene Gesserit-style gown that van Herpen spent “over 900 hours perfecting,” according to Vogue, as well as a mask by Chris Habana and a literal sword.
Lest you think the sword isn’t on par with the theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” it’s arguably the most American accessory to have graced this year’s carpet.
Although it’s “based on a western European sword from the end of the Middle Ages around 1400,” the sword was cast from a Colt AR-15A3 and will remain part of the Met’s permanent collection, Grimes told Vogue.
The accessory was created by the Brooklyn, New York-based company MSCHF, which melts down firearms and turns them into swords.
Unsurprisingly, the left thinks this is the cleverest thing ever. “OMG. Grimes brought a sword made out of an AR-15. That’s so epic!!”
The sword she’s carrying is actually made from a melted down gun. It was made by the folks at https://t.co/lIOCropR0v who offer a unique buyback program where you can send them your firearm to have it forged into one of the same. https://t.co/XmNSdKirlQ
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So, what? She turned a weapon into a weapon? Oh, sick burn, dude.
Of course, they don’t recognize that Grimes may well have run afoul of New York City’s knife control policies:
New York City law prohibits carrying a knife that can be seen in public, including wearing a knife outside of your clothing. This applies to all knives, even if the blade is not exposed. When any portion of the knife is visible, such as the clip, hinge or top, this is considered in public view. This rule does not apply to those who carry knives for work that customarily requires the use of such knife, members of the military, or on-duty ambulance drivers and EMTs while engaged in the performance of their duties.
New York City also prohibits the possession in public of a knife with a blade that is 4 or more inches regardless of whether any part of the knife, including the blade, is visible or concealed. This rule does not apply to those who carry knives for work that customarily requires the use of such knife, members of the military, or on-duty ambulance drivers and EMTs while engaged in the performance of their duties.
Funny how the gun control crowd is celebrating someone who may well have violated a knife control law.
On the upside for Grimes is the fact that I’m pretty sure what she has there doesn’t actually count as a blade. After all, most AR-15 receivers are made out of aluminum. There’s not that much actual steel in most AR-15s, meaning that the sword is an aluminum prop shaped like a sword. It’s possible the police would classify it as a prop and not a knife. With it being aluminum, it might be better to classify it as a club.
Then again, the police lose their minds over fake but realistic-looking guns all the time, so…
This whole “turn a gun into a sword” thing is mildly amusing and people are free to do whatever they want with their property, but watching the anti-gun media howl over this is probably as hysterical as some of the fashions at the gala.