Queens congresswomen attend Met gala with statement gowns


Fashion’s biggest night returned to New York City after a pandemic-induced hiatus, and while it included its usual celebrity attendees, Queens Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also made an appearance — each with statement looks.

Although the Met gala typically takes place on the first Monday in May, this year it was postponed to Monday, Sept. 13, due to COVID-19, and was a more “intimate” affair with proof of vaccination as one of the requirements, according to Vogue. The theme of this year’s gala — which is meant to celebrate and fundraise new exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute — was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”