The Democratic representative of the USA Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wanted to send a message in her first appearance at the Met Gala 2021. ‘Tax the rich‘(“taxes for the rich”), could be read this Monday night in the dress that the congresswoman has worn at the expected gala this year, which arrives now, after its cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, to coincide with the end of New York Fashion Week.
The dress, a strapless white piece designed by Brother Vellies, had the striking phrase written in red on the back. It coincides with the message that Ocasio-Cortez has wanted to give during the last days, criticizing senator Joe Manchin for delaying the approval of an infrastructure bill that costs 3.5 trillion and that will be destined to “human infrastructure”.
Women and the LGTBI community
The theme of the gala is always inspired by the upcoming Met Fashion Institute exhibition and is sometimes difficult to understand, as was the case with style. camp chosen a couple of years ago, but in this case there was no doubt that a tribute to the homeland was sought: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion (In the US: a fashion glossary).
Alexandria’s was not the only protest suit at the gala. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, 75, wanted to remember suffragettes and vindicate women’s rights through her outfit. On the dress it read Equal Rights for Women (Equal rights for women) and accompanied him with a handbag that said ‘ERA YES’, referring to the amendment that advocates equal rights in the US.
For her part, model Cara Delevingne has also used her Dior look to support women. On a vest that pretended to be bulletproof you could read the message ‘Peg the Patriarchy’, thus calling to end the patriarchy.
It has also highlighted the celebration of the LGBTI community, with Lil Nas X, openly homosexual rapper, arriving “a la Lady Gaga” and removing layers to reveal three outfits; Ben Platts dressed as a “gay cowboy” and Daniel Levy wearing a plea for equal marriage on his chest.
For her part, the Californian soccer player Megan Rapinoe, who has been very critical of Donald Trump and the Republicans, has also winked at her community with a bag with the message ‘In gay we trust’ (“in gays we trust”) that accompanied a suit with the colors of the American flag.