Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a dress adorned with the words “tax the rich” to the $30,000 per ticket Met Gala on Monday evening.
It was the Socialist’s first time attending the ritzy event.
The white mermaid gown was created by Brother Vellies, whose hand bags alone cost over a grand.
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“We can never get too comfortable in our seats at the table once they’ve been given,” Aurora James, founder and creative director of Brother Vellies and the founder of the 15 Percent Pledge, told Vogue Magazine. “We must always continue to push ourselves, push our colleagues, push the culture and push the country forward. Fashion is changing, America is changing. And as far as this theme goes, I think Alexandria and I are a great embodiment of the language fashion needs to consider adding to the general lexicon as we work towards a more sustainable, inclusive, and empowered future.”
AOC also sells a $58 “Tax the Rich” hoodie in her merch shop.
A table at the Met Gala goes for $275,000.
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