AURORA JAMES ON THE BACKLASH OF AOC’S DRESS
Not everyone took AOC’s political statement kindly, as the Bronx native was ripped for attending the elite Met Gala, where a ticket costs about $33,000 per person.
On September 14, James responded to the backlash on CNN, supporting AOC’s decision to wear the dress at the elite event.
“Well, listen, I think ultimately a lot of these conversations that we have about economic justice usually happen in spaces with working-class people.
“And I think the congresswoman is not going to ever sacrifice her morals for comfort, and she wanted to make sure this message was brought into that room and into a group of people who ultimately have to be willing to be more liberal with their economic values as well,” James told the outlet.
“I think that’s what we’ve done, and to be honest with you, she wouldn’t have attended and just worn a pretty gown without delivering any kind of message to people.
“Fashion is often thought of as this frivolous thing, but ultimately, in my brand, and a lot of other designers, we use it as a really powerful tool for communication, especially women of color,” she added.