Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears a gown with a message at Met Gala

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears a gown with a message at Met Gala
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outfit at the Met Gala came with a message.

The New York congresswoman wore a white gown with the phrase “Tax the Rich” emblazoned in red on the back.

The dress was designed by Aurora James, who created a pledge for large corporations to fill 15% of their shelves with products from Black-owned businesses.

“When Aurora and I were first kind of partnered, we really started having a conversation about what it means to be working-class women of color at the Met, and we said we can’t just play along, but we need to break the fourth wall and challenge some of the institutions,” Ocasio-Cortez told host Ilana Glazer during a red-carpet interview for Vogue’s online broadcast.

“While the Met is known for its spectacle, we should have a conversation about it,” she said.

The theme of Monday’s Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is “In America.”

James said Vogue has taken the 15% pledge.

“We need economic justice to happen in this country,” James said.

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