We can all have different opinions about AOC’s dress, going at all, etc, but ultimately I’m coming down on the side of 🤷🏻

1) she was invited, along with other NY electeds, so she didn’t pay to be there
2) she didn’t pay for the dress either, but borrowed it from an up and coming Brooklyn designer, Brother Vellies

3) I bet some of the very rich people in attendance got super mad, and that is very funny to me
4) apparently Google searches for “tax the rich” are spiking, which seems like a good thing to me

5) I don’t see anyone going after the other politicians who were there nearly as hard, so the anger feels targeted and only helpful to the right and Dem moderates
There’s also just something about the Met Gala…I know it’s rich people bullshit, but so is every gala. We just had the VMAs, which is also rich people in fancy clothes. Unlike awards shows the Met Gala actually helps fund the Costume Institute, which is a museum
But the Met Gala gets the most hate. I think there is something about the general societal disdain for clothes as a womanly thing to care about in there. But as @lingerie_addict was talking about earlier, historic clothes are incredible treasure troves of information…
About the past, the people who actually lived in it, what their lives were like. And it’s so hard to preserve, and traditionally museums haven’t done a good job of it because clothes have been devalued in favor of stuff like weapons and statues. Cora’s thread is great:

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