Met Gala presents bold statements
The Met Gala is an event where fashion is at its peak, and the highest level of designers bring it all in. This year, the theme was American independence, and many celebrities brought their own interpretation to life.
A theme throughout referred to old Hollywood movie stars, such as Marilyn Monroe, which was performed by none other than Billie Eilish. Eilish wore a very light pink tile dress, with a train so long it took up most of the stairs at the Met Gala.
There were plenty of other looks throughout the night that paid tribute, like Yara Shahidi’s gown which referenced French artist Joséphine Baker, but there was another strong theme that carried the entire night. night.
The theme of American independence was also interpreted differently, as many celebrities took advantage of this fashion show to raise awareness about certain issues and famous figures from various social justice movements.
One of the most notable outfits corresponding to the social justice theme was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, better known as AOC, wearing a white dress with the words “TAX THE RICH” written in red on the back. .
An article for Vogue titled “AOC Sent Message With Her First Met Gala Appearance,” written by Sarah Spellings, explained the look in detail.
“The Socialist Democratic MP wore a white Brother Vellies dress, splashed with the political slogan on the back…”, Spellings said.
The article also explains how Brother Vellies thought AOC was the perfect candidate for this dress as she is ready to fight for change in this country.
Wear an outfit that reads “Tax the Rich” to an event where some of the richest celebrities were a declaration of power, which boldly flaunted an issue America has faced as many believe the rich should pay taxes higher because of a higher income.
Although bold, this dress fits the theme perfectly, because what could be more American than “fighting” for justice, even if fighting in this scenario means wearing a dress with three simple words.
This year, celebrities have dressed to match the theme in more than one way, from referencing Hollywood legends to fighting social justice issues at one of the biggest events of the year.