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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sends a Message to Brother Vellies at the 2021 Met Gala

Forever proving that she’s not an ordinary politician, she’s a “cool politician”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – known to most as AOC – showed up to the 2021 Met Gala wearing a dress from CFDA darling Brother Vellies, who was far from shy in his dress. Messaging.

Accompanied by brand designer Aurora James for the evening, the US rep opted for a fitted, off-the-shoulder white dress with tuxedo-style detailing at the front. However, it’s the red words cascading down the back that set the look apart. The popular phrase “Tax the Rich” was printed in large letters. James noted in a red carpet interview that she was referring to the notorious wage inequality in the United States and the fact that, now more than ever, it is time to take action to address it. Considering the dress itself was a statement piece, she kept the rest of the look minimal with a sleek updo and floral headband.

Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty ImagesPhoto credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

Photo credit: Mike Coppola – Getty Images

Hailing from the Bronx, AOC has never been afraid to share her beliefs on the main stage. Between her ability to use social media to connect with her community and her on-the-ground activity to make things happen, she’s no stranger to using her platform for good. Only this time, she’s trading her catwalk for the most anticipated fashion party of the year. Always meeting people wherever they are (even at the Met Gala), the rep was sure to make the most of her time on the red carpet.

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