We take these truths for granted, that any big red carpet will inevitably see political statements.
And this year’s Met Gala certainly opened the door for A-listers to speak candidly about their ideology, using the theme “In America: A Fashion Lexicon” as a springboard to push for socio-political change.
On Monday, September 13, the co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka hosted the crème de la crème at Manhattan’s most elite party. That means Cara Delevingne and Megan Rapinoe mixed with the women of the Congress of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn Maloney, and all four were inspired to use their designer clothes to make more of a political statement than a fashion statement.
More Met Gala attendees including Billie, Saweetie, Nikkie Tutorials and Dan Levy—Ensitized to LGBTQ rights, women’s empowerment and other major issues. Dan even worked with fashion label LOEWE to donate to Visual AIDS, which promotes AIDS awareness and education, after deciding to “celebrate queer love” with his daring Met Gala outfit.