Like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dev Patel before him, Elon Musk knows sometimes the best date on Oscar night is the woman who raised you. Musk brought his 68-year-old former supermodel mother Maye to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Or perhaps Maye brought Elon?
The Musks rubbed elbows with Hollywood at the night’s most glamorous Academy Awards party. Musk dressed in a metallic checkered dress that looks far better in person than that description makes it sound. She finished the look with a fur jacket perched on her shoulders, dangling earrings that complemented her silver bob, and a deep burgundy lip.
“I was famous until Elon became famous,” Musk told New York Times last year. Now, a combination of her son’s prominence, the acceptability of diversity in age in modeling, and her own “It” factor has Musk back in the spotlight.
After a career that has taken her from Miss South Africa to New York Fashion Week to a Beyoncé video, Musk has spent the past year attending high profile events like Art Basel and the Met Gala. Last year, she walked the New York Fashion Week runway for Malon Breton.
“I just want to work,” she’s said. The industry seems to be happy to comply.