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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears ‘Tax the Rich’ dress to Met Gala

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who is the face of the Democratic Socialists of America — showed up to the glitzy Met Gala wearing a political message seemingly aimed at her fellow partygoers.

Ocasio-Cortez wore a white gown by Brother Vellies with “Tax the Rich” in red letters splashed across her back and accessorized with a matching slogan on her bag to the America-themed ball.

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The 31-year-old rep, who is the darling of the far left, could have found a more receptive audience to her sartorial statement at a workers rally. The Met Gala is an exclusive event, which is a parade of millionaire pop stars, wealthy actors, trust fund society swans and members of the gliteratti.

Indeed, for the 2021 Met Gala, individual tickets were $35,000 and tables started at $200,000, The Post has learned.

Still, AOC’s style collaborator Aurora James of Brother Vellies said the gala was the perfect venue for such a sartorial statement.

Democratic-Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a gown emblazoned with “Tax the Rich” to the 2021 Met Gala.
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“We can never get too comfortable in our seats at the table once they’ve been given,” James, founder and creative director of Brother Vellies told Vogue.

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“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.”

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