The “immigrant” designer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised for being behind the “Tax the Rich” dress she wore to the Met Gala is an immigrant from — Canada.
Aurora James, who attended the Met Gala alongside AOC on Monday night, was lauded by the New York congresswoman for coming to the US to launch her sustainable fashion brand Brother Vellies at a Brooklyn flea market.
“Proud to work with @aurorajames as a sustainably focused, Black woman immigrant designer who went from starting her dream @brothervellies at a flea market in Brooklyn to winning the @cfda against all — and then work together to kick open the doors at the Met,” AOC tweeted.
But the self-proclaimed socialist AOC did not mention the 36-year-old fashion designer made the move to the Big Apple from a Toronto suburb.
James was born just over the US border to a Canadian mother and Ghanaian father, according to a Harper’s Bazaar profile.