'Tax the rich': Сelebrities wear red, white and blue at US's theme Met Gala

18:07, 14 September 2021
'Tax the rich': Сelebrities wear red, white and blue at US's theme Met Gala Photo: vk.com/cara_delevingne

American style became the main theme of the celebration at the annual ball of the New York Costume Institute, the 2021 Met Gala.

US congresswoman for Democratic Socialists of America Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up at the event wearing a white gown by Brother Vellies with the "Tax the rich" slogan on the back in red letters.

According to the New York Post, individual tickets to the event were $35,000 worth which is comparable to a down payment on a house in most parts of the country, and tables started at $200,000.

“We can never get too comfortable in our seats at the table once they’ve been given," designer of Brother Vellies Aurora James said.

“We must always continue to push ourselves, push our colleagues, push the culture and push the country forward. Fashion is changing, America is changing."

Ocasio-Cortez said she wanted to "enjoy" herself while also making a political statement. 

As a politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has supported raising the minimum wage, forgiving student loan debt, and increasing taxes for the wealthy. Since she was first elected to Congress in 2018 Republican's net worth is more than $1 million for now.

Singer and actress Debbie Harry at the 2021 Met Gala was dressed in a ragged American flag outfit by Zac Posen just days after the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

British supermodel Cara Delevingne wore a Dior vest that read "Peg the patriarchy." "It's about sticking it to the man," she commented her message.

While American Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman paraded with Vera Wang's outlook reviving Lady Liberty pairing it with a book-shaped clutch saying "Give us your tired," all designed by NYC-based brand Edie Parker.

Conversely, musician Billie Eilish channeled American icon, Marilyn Monroe, in a peach color Oscar de la Renta gown.