The Met Gala is full of rich people. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a dress with a message: “Tax the Rich.”
Accompanying Ocasio-Cortez was the dress’s Black, Ghanaian Canadian designer, Aurora James, founder and creative director of Brother Veilles, a luxury accessories brand centered on keeping traditional African design techniques alive, as well as founder of the 15 Percent Pledge, a nonprofit that boosts Black brands. Like the congresswoman, she wore suffrage white. Vogue’s editor, Anna Wintour, often pairs such guests with designers who custom-design what they wear as a courtesy.