The celebs of the show are not the only ones to have given their best to the with Gala 2021 edition. Expected in an almost spasmodic way by the fashionistas who were left with a dry mouth last year due to a pandemic, the most sparkling event of the year did not disappoint expectations couture, going beyond the boundaries of style and, in some cases, becoming a spokesperson for political statements and social with a strong impact through ad hoc tailored creations. Let’s talk first of all about the deputy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who, at her first Met Ball, chose to wear a white dress with a fairly traditional silhouette made by Brother Vellies, a reality founded by the immigrant black designer Aurora James (who accompanied the congresswoman) and focused on sustainability.
The surprise came when the deputy turned around, and … Here is the maxi written in red letters: Tax The Rich, plus taxes for the rich with a bag to repeat the message, in case it was not clear. “We can’t just play along, but we have to break through the fourth wall and challenge some institutions,” AOC told Vogue Usa.
Speaking of the wall, in addition to having generated mixed feelings between those who hailed it as an icon and those who criticized its hypocrisy since taking part in the Met Gala costs thousands of dollars, someone on Twitter pointed out its sartorial choice defining it a little too similar to that of singer Joy Villa in a white dress with a message on the back at the 2019 Grammys, a look then inspired by President Trump’s border wall with a brick pattern all-over and words Build That Wall written in red on the back.
Returning to the Met, not only Ocasio-Cortez, but also the Democratic deputy Carolyn B. Maloney made a splash on the red carpet by sporting a suit in the typical suffragette colors of white, green and purple, a tailored means to ask for the ratification of the equal rights amendment, a controversial constitutional amendment that would guarantee legal gender equality for women and men but which has been under discussion since 1979.
She is not engaged in politics but Cara delevingne she wanted to have her say: on the top like a bulletproof jacket designed by Dior and made for her by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the phrase stands out Peg the Patriarchy, a message of female empowerment that sounds a bit like «stop patriarchy». “It’s about the emancipation of women, about gender equality,” explained the model a Vogue USA.
And he also said his Megan Rapinoe, female football star and recently joined the Victoria’s Secret squad). Wearing a red Sergio Hudson power suit she sported a bag with the writing In gay we trust to point the finger on gay rights, a community to which it belongs and for which it fights.
In short, lessons in fashion politics. And so the Met Gala becomes the right appointment to focus not only on dazzling outfits but also on the reality that surrounds us and of which we must be aware in order to make the world a better place.