First, I think the dress is actually a fashion disaster. But it would take too long, and I’d have to expose my inner couturier pedant to much too great an extent to explain why, (I suggest you don’t try me, or argue my creds here.)
Second, her gurning and posing are entirely counterproductive WRT the message I can only believe she’s trying to send.
One of the rules of high fashion (which we should all recognize, even those who profess our understanding of high fashion as an art) is that if you want to look fabulous “you wear the dress; you don’t let the dress wear you.” You “wear the dress” by sailing through the evening not paying the slightest bit of attention to those staring open-mouthed at your effrontery, and never once looking at the camera.
AOC repeatedly stops, mugs for the camera, and wants to make sure nobody misses the “statement” for which she’s volunteered herself as a walking billboard. Poor choices all round. And very low class.
And so ripe for parody. I see that coy little pose, and I think something more like this:
Ugly Dress. Ugly Woman.
Change my mind.