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Amanda Gorman's Blue Vera Wang Dress at the Met Gala 2021

The Meaning Behind Amanda Gorman's Royal Blue Met Gala Look Is as Beautiful as Her Dress

Amanda Gorman's Blue Vera Wang Dress at the Met Gala 2021

Amanda Gorman is a vision in blue! She wowed the nation at the presidential inauguration earlier the year with her beautiful poem and gorgeous Prada coat, and she did it again at her first-ever Met Gala Monday night. Wearing a royal blue Vera Wang minidress featuring a dramatic long train adorned with little pearls — as well as matching Stuart Weitzman sandals — the newcomer dazzled on the red carpet.

While Amanda certainly looked incredible, the meaning behind her look is even more beautiful: the dress is inspired by the Statue of Liberty, as is her blue book-shaped clutch. Upon closer viewing, the front of her purse reads "Give us your tired," which is a nod to "The New Colossus" poem on display inside the landmark. See the 23-year-old poet, who's co-chairing the event alongside Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, and Naomi Osaka, posing from all angles ahead.

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