This years Met gala theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, held this Monday, Sept. 13, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. We usually see iconic and sometimes, quite the opposite outfits, but this year, the red carpet was full of political messages from gender equality to income.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s “TAX THE RICH”
In her first Met Gala appearance, the congresswoman decided to pull a beautifully simple white dress, but the surprise was when she turned around: TAX THE RICH. The message was clear and sound.
In 2020, she launched the 15 Percent Pledge, a call to big US shops to give black-owned businesses at least 15% of their shelf space. AOC has demonstrated a mastery of using social media and the press to convey her message effectively. While remaining approachable, she has consistently fought for policies that benefit the poor and held the wealthy accountable.
During the MET Gala 2021, attendees were reminded that it is never too late to speak up for women’s rights.
Carolyn B. Maloney did it with an excellent sign that read “ERA YES,” the amendment that advocates for equal rights in the United States, on her stole, which read “Equal Rights for Women,” and on her handbag, which also paid attention to the details with an excellent sign that advocates for equal rights in the United States.
The book-shaped clutch worn by poet Amanda Gorman pays homage to the Statue of Liberty. Furthermore, it directly references the poem written at the base of the colossus, which has become a famous quote among humanitarian campaigners. Amanda Gorman uses the words “Give me your exhaustion” in this way to call for American unity while still celebrating variety.
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