Artist “The Velvet Bandit” claims AOC’s “Tax the Rich” Met Gala dress was a knock-off of their design.
The Velvet Bandit wrote on Instagram writes, “@AOC stepped out at the Met Gala wearing a dress designed by @aurorajames that looks hella similar to my design. 😳”
The artist also wrote on their website “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stepped out at the Met Gala wearing a dress designed by Aurora James that looks hella similar to my design, Tax The Rich. I love a good collab (especially with other badass women) so why not take over the world together?” Their design has very similar lettering in red as a face mask over Abraham Lincoln.
please help me get some credit for the woman street artist who inspired the writing on the dress. The Velvet Bandit. She’s only asking for recognition https://t.co/A9UIfH46NF
— Carey SP 🌷 (@sp_carey) September 15, 2021