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NYC Mayor Adams makes fashion statement at 2022 Met Gala

The former NYPD captain wore a long tuxedo coat with the words “END GUN VIOLENCE” on the back


Tracey Collins and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, fashion detail, attend The 2022 Met Gala in New York City on May 02, 2022.

Dimitrios Kambouris

By Karu F. Daniels
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Eric Adams didn’t miss out on making a bold fashion statement at the invitation-only Met Gala event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night.

Adams’ long black tuxedo coat was adorned with Afrocentric motifs and Metropolitan Transportation Authority symbols on its lapels and forearms. The back center panel of the coat had the words “END GUN VIOLENCE” in red lettering.

Clearly sending a strong message, Adams’ fashion choice is reminiscent to when U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore an Aurora James-designed gown that read “TAX THE RICH” in 2021.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney also turned heads last year, wearing a dress made of “equal rights for women” pennants.

The 61-year-old mayor, a Brooklyn native who has reportedly been dying to go the Met Gala for years, was accompanied by his girlfriend Tracey Collins.

His predecessors – Bill DeBlasio and Michael Bloomberg – have also attended the Anna Wintour-helmed event.

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