New York City’s Met Gala returned on Monday night, with Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Caroline Maloney in attendance, marking the return of the pandemic-delayed, star-studded fashion event. striking political statement.
big picture: On Ocasio-Cortez’s back was shown by Brother Velez with the slogan “tax richer” behind her white dress. Fellow Democratic New York lawmaker Caroline Maloney wore a gown reflecting the purple, white and gold colors of the suffrage movement, which called for “equal rights for women.”
- Ocasio-Cortez said her gown was “about having a real conversation about fairness and equity in our system, and I think that conversation is particularly relevant as we debate … budget and reconciliation.” Bill,” per AP.
- Filmmaker Ava DuVernay told the AP that her Prada black gown “interpreted American freedom, which is the theme,” as a celebration of Black excellence.