Amanda Gorman, 23, wears Statue of Liberty-inspired Met Gala look

Amanda Gorman arrives at the 2021 Met Gala resembling the Statue of Liberty. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Amanda Gorman arrives on the 2021 Met Gala resembling the Statue of Liberty. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Amanda Gorman made her debut on the Met Gala on Monday, sporting a customized Vera Wang look to resemble a reimagined Statue of Liberty.

The American poet, who gained near-instant fame after studying an authentic poem on the inauguration of President Joe Biden, regarded like “poetry in motion” in accordance with some viewers who seen the phrases inscribed on her book-shaped clutch. “Give Us Your Tired” it learn, as a nod to the poem that seems on the Statue of Liberty.

Gorman, who’s a co-chair of this 12 months’s occasion, instructed Vogue livestream host Keke Palmer that she determined to “repurpose” the very phrases which are written on the statue. “I wanted the energy and the spirit of my outfit to be about America welcoming the world,” Gorman stated. “My duty as a poet which is to try to use words to heal, to question, to interrogate.” 

While she makes use of her phrases to just do that, Gorman additionally defined the necessary position that vogue performs in her mission of talking “truth to power.”

“Showing up creatively and powerfully and being fierce and unapologetic about what I wear,” she said as her aim when placing collectively her ensemble.

Gorman’s Met Gala look follows the information that the 23-year-old shall be working with magnificence model Estée Lauder underneath a three-year contract which incorporates the creation of Writing Change — a set of grants value three million {dollars} that may assist to advertise literacy amongst women and girls.

In the meantime, the poet hopes that her debut on the Met’s stairs will ship a message of its personal.

“This a night where we can come together as a country and celebrate what makes us so beautiful,” she stated.


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