Why A.O.C.’s Met Gala Dress Made People Mad
A.O.C.’s Met Gala Dress Triggered Strong Reactions
While some championed the provocation, the congresswoman’s “Tax the Rich” gown drew sharp statements from across the political spectrum.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York arrived at the Met Gala on Monday evening dressed in a custom Brother Vellies ivory wool jacket dress with an organza flounce and the message “Tax the Rich” emblazoned in red across her back.
In video footage shot before her arrival, she can be seen making her way to the vehicle that delivered her to the gala, a masked aide holding up the train of her dress while she smiled brightly and waved at her fans.
Designers and corporate sponsors generally pay the hefty price of admission — $35,000 a ticket, or $200,000 to $300,000 …
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