Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a costume adorned with the phrases “tax the rich” to the $30,000 per ticket Met Gala on Monday night.
It was the Socialist’s first time attending the ritzy occasion.
The white robe was created by Brother Vellies, whose hand luggage 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 artistic director of Brother Vellies and the founding father of the 15 P.c Pledge, advised 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 additionally sells a $58 “Tax the Rich” hoodie in her merch store.