via LA Times

“Tax the rich”: is the concise but powerful message included in a dress that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has worn at the Met Gala 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Ocasio-Cortez has spoken on many other occasions about taxes. A piece of furniture that some may not seem very ambitious but others certainly do.

With red letters on white fabric, her dress has been the most talked-about of the event.


Tax The Rich

via USA Today

In an off-the-shoulder white dress scrawled with bright red lettering on the back, New York Congresswoman shocked event-goers as she climbed the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Speaking to reporters at the event, the politician of Puerto Rican descendant explained why she had brought her message to the Met Gala, an event attended by many of Hollywood’s richest celebrities.

“When we talk about supporting working families and when we talk about having a fair tax code, often this conversation happens between working and middle-class people in the Senate. I think it’s time we brought all classes to the conversation,” she affirmed.

The choice of Ocasio-Cortez’s white dress was based on the long history of American congresswomen and the women’s suffrage movement that allowed women to vote. She had done it before when she wore a white suit to her swearing-in ceremony in 2019, where she claimed it had been in tribute to “the women who paved the way before me, and for all the women to come.”

Alexandria was not the only one to wear protest clothing. Democratic congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney wore a model with the message “Equal rights for women”.

On Twitter, the politician later wrote saying: “Across the country, women’s rights are under attack.” And just like that, there were other political messages at the event. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe had a bag that read “In Gay We Trust”.