The pop star, Elon Mask's partner, has given birth to her first child a few hours ago. The photo shoot, signed by Ryan McGinley, portrays her in the ninth month of pregnancy.
Grimes, who welcomed his first child, a boy, on May 4 with his partner Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, is one of the protagonists of the May issue of Vogue Italia. The photographer Ryan McGinley portrayed her in a service that sees her, in the ninth month of pregnancy, immersed in a California with unusually Gothic outlines.
The shots are accompanied by an interview in which 32-year-old Claire Boucher, an environmental activist and techno-feminist, talks about digital identity, motherhood, technology and fashion and imagines the future post coronavirus.
A few days after the birth, Grimes commented on the expectation: "It is certainly very demanding to be pregnant in the middle of a pandemic. It's hard not to be able to see friends and family. A friend of mine recently died and it was a nightmare not being able to be close to her loved ones. It won't be easy in the hospital, I don't go into details but I feel very empathetic with those who are going through this phase. And me I do of what the maternity wards are doing to manage the situation, I have great respect for the doctors' work ".
“Fashion has been generous to me. It allowed me to promote my work, ”says Grimes. "Fashion is one of the ways in which the human body can become a work of art, so I take it very seriously." And he continues: "I am passionate about digital fashion in video games and I prefer those with many clothing options or in which part of the game is precisely the purchase of virtual clothes. I believe it is a cultural advance, certainly more sustainable than creating and consuming real clothes ".
Reflecting on the exceptional times we are experiencing and on the horizon of the post-pandemic, Grimes underlines how we are faced with "an interesting change in consumption habits. This is an opportunity to start thinking about how we live, even if it is painful !. " And he concludes on a positive note: “Humans are incredible. Even in the darkest hour we are surrounded by wonder. "
Grimes was photographed on Vogue Italia by Ryan McGinley who chose the same setting for the self-portraits of the shooting he made for L'Uomo.