Several guests used the carpet of the glamorous celebration as a platform of vindication through their outfits and accessories
After two years of waiting, we have finally been able to enjoy the Met Gala again. A night to celebrate fashion and designers, where hundreds of celebrities gather showing off amazing and eye-catching dresses.
Guests must dress according to the code dictated by Anna Wintour, director of Vogue America and organizer of the event. This time the theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, a topic that we have seen interpreted in very different ways, from bets on cowboy accessories, references to the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, or inspiration in the glamor of the golden age of Hollywood.
But some of the attendees have decided to go one step further and materialize that "fashion language" in their style choices. With words that send powerful messages or images recognized as claims, they asked for equal rights and queer visibility.
Let's not forget that after all, fashion is a way of communicating and expressing our personality. Too risky or are they really the ones that have best fulfilled the theme of this edition? See the outfits here!
- Carolyn B. Maloney
The congresswoman was one of the first to step on the carpet in her white suit covered with ribbons with messages, reminiscent of the aesthetics of the first suffragettes. These colorful strips read "Equal rights for women".
She also carried a tambourine-shaped tote bag with the message ERA YES. A look that left no doubt what Malooney was trying to convey.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Another politician to make an appearance was Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. A lover of fashion and beauty, she also chose white as a nod to suffragettes, adding a message loud, clear, and written in red over her strapless tulle-tailed dress designed by Aurora James: Tax the Rich, as a request to raise rates for the wealthiest.
- Cara Delevingne
The model also used words to express her claim. In this case, written on a white bulletproof vest from Dior, we could read Peg the Patriarchy. The British woman looked very elegant with masculine cut pants and very high heels, all in white, from the French house.
- Megan Rapinoe
The soccer player has always been openly gay and took the opportunity to ask for support for the LGTBIQ + community with the message from her handbag In Gay We Trust. Dressed in a red tailored suit, with a blue shirt with stars, she was reminiscent of an updated version of the iconic Uncle Sam.
- Dan Levy
Another attendant in claiming support for the LGTBIQ + community, in this case with images and not words, was the actor, dressed in a striking outfit by Jonathan Anderson for Loewe.
Levy, an admirer of the designer, collaborated with him to create the suit, inspired by the works of activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work denounced the oppression and neglect of gays during the AIDS crisis.
The end result was an intricate design with embroidery and rhinestones in which you can see the silhouette of two men kissing with a world map print and that honors the resilience, love and joy of the gay community while trying to give it visibility and make it clear that there is still much to do.
- Amanda Gorman
The poet and host of the gala, wore a flattering midnight blue dress with sparkles and layers of tulle inspired by the Statue of Liberty and signed by Vera Wang.
We find the protest element in her handbag, in the form of a book, in which a phrase similar to the first line of the poem written on the pedestal of the monument "give me your tired" was read.
This text welcomes people from all over the world to the United States regardless of their color or social class. A humanitarian and current message in today's society that appeals to celebrate diversity.