Met Gala’s looks get attention from Carroll girls


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kim Kardashian, and Elliot Page show off haute couture at the Met Gala.

Laura Wallon, Staff writer

The Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion nights for celebrities to showcase ornate designs. Carroll girls had a lot to say about the outfits, and to say the least, they weren’t fans.

This year’s Met Gala’s theme was “In America.” 

Senior Jasmine Nguyen said she was disappointed by the outfits and she wasn’t a fan of the theme. Many celebrities didn’t follow the theme and Nguyen speculated that many of them did not follow it because they didn’t like it, either.  Nguyen’s favorite looks were worn by Elliot Page and Kim Kardashian. 

Nguyen said it was “interesting how Page was able to be open about himself people being transgender and that is (mostly) possible because of America’s freedom.”

Page pinned a green carnation to his black Balenciaga suit to pay homage to poet Oscar Wilde, who popularized wearing the flower in the ’80s. 

According to Nguyen, Kardashian’s look was the best. Kardashian wore a full black bodysuit that covered her head to toe — face included. Only her ponytail was revealed.  Nguyen said the look was thought-provoking and got people talking, which is ultimately the point of fashion.

“We don’t even have to see her face and we know it’s her,” Nguyen said. “She has such a stronghold over American society and its trends. Only she has the power to show up all covered and still be recognized.”

Sophomore Lisa Wallon, on the other hand, said that the event was chaotic and that almost every look was a miss. She specifically focused on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, a Democratic member of Congress from New York.

Ocasio-Cortez wore a white wedding-esque dress with bright bold red letters on the back that read: “Tax the rich.” Wallon said it was ironic that AOC displayed that phrase at the event while being surrounded by the richest celebrities. 

“I get trying to make a statement but you’re at one of the most elite fashion events of the year,” Wallon said. “Without being invited by a designer, tickets are $30,000. I just feel like it didn’t do what she thought she was doing. It just goes to show that no one should idolize politicians.”