Lorde uses hair as a scarf on red carpet

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Who says hair can't be an accessory? (Getty)
Who says hair can't be an accessory? (Getty)

Singer Lorde has caused a social media frenzy after using her hair as a scarf on the red carpet of the Guggenheim International Gala.

The 25-year-old attended the gala, presented by Dior, in New York on Wednesday night with her brunette hair wrapped around her neck. 

She matched the unusual style with a strapless ombre Dior gown and silver drop earrings. 

Fans quickly took to social media to express their admiration for the "epic" look".

The Royals singer's stylist Cameron Rains uploaded a picture of the look onto her Instagram with the caption #hair scarf".

One fan commented on the post: "This hair is everything!"

Another wrote: "Amazing- taking it to the next level."

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The singer then changed into a a side-pleated, wide-legged pantsuit in a shimmering gold fabric before taking to the stage to perform songs from her album Solar Power, which came out in August. 

When performing her song Fallen Fruit, she took a bag of citrus fruits and began rolling them onto the stage.

“Thank you for letting me be your dessert", she told an excited audience.

Lorde attending the 2021 Met Gala. (Getty)
Lorde attending the 2021 Met Gala. (Getty)

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Despite being known for having an unconventional style, the New-Zealand-born singer has kept her personal life relatively private over the years.

She only has three Instagram posts on her account @lordemusic, despite having more than eight million followers on the app. 

Her debut album Pure Heroine was released in 2013, when she was just 16, and went on to sell over 10 million units worldwide. 

After releasing her second album Melodrama in 2017, the singer seemed to disappear for four years, choosing not to post anything on social media before surprising fans with a new album this summer. 

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The Guggenheim International Gala was a special evening for all those who attended as it was the first Guggenheim event since the start of the pandemic. 

It celebrates the museum's yearly accomplishments and raises funds to forward its internationally acclaimed exhibitions and educational programmes. 

This year's show honoured artists Etel Adnan, Jennie C. Jones, Cecilia Vicuña, and Gillian Wearing, whose work will all be presented in exhibitions at the museum later this year and in 2022. 

Lorde said: “For a year and a half, we were in our pyjamas at home, and now we’re here!" 

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