Wearing an off the shoulder, cap-sleeved long white gown made by Brother Vellies designer Aurora James, it was the back of AOC's dress that turned heads. Why? In big, bold red letters the words, “TAX THE RICH” were painted on the back of her dress.
AOC wasn't the only one who took the opportunity to make a political statement at the Met Gala 2021.
Teen Vogue's own EIC Versha Sharma wore a red clutch with gold lettering that read “Protect Roe" on the front and "Kill the filibuster" on the back in response to the new Texas abortion law that threatens landmark Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade, which gave women the right to choose.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) also made a statement with her outfit as she took to the Met Gala 2021 red carpet wearing a bold, colorful gown that included sashes that read “Equal Rights for Women” and a bright green clutch that read “ERA YES.” The green, purple and white gown is inspired by suffragette colors, too. She posted about the meaning behind her look on Twitter.
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