Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a bold statement at the New York Met Gala Monday night.
The solid white, strapless customized gown featured "tax the rich" emblazoned in red on the back.
On social media, Ocasio-Cortez said Brother Vellies created the dress.
"The medium is the message, "Ocasio-Cortez captioned the photo. "Proud to work with Aurora James as a sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant designer who went from starting her dream at Brother Vellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to winning the CFDA against all odds - and then work together to kick open the doors at the Met."
Though attendees to the Met often choose catchy designs, AOC's message was seen as bold for a room filled with some of the wealthiest Americans, Forbes pointed out.
According to Forbes, tickets to the Met cost at least $30,000.
Ocasio-Cortez wasn't the only lawmaker who used fashion to make a statement at the event.
Fellow Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney wore a gown with the words "equal rights for women" on it.