• Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Harry Styles' controversial Vogue cover "looks bomb"
  • She advised critics who took offense to him wearing a dress to "sit with that reaction and examine it"
  • The congresswoman recently graced the cover of Vanity Fair

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is defending Harry Styles for donning a dress on the cover of British Vogue.

Styles made history by becoming the first man to appear solo on the cover of Vogue magazine and wore a lace-trimmed dress and tuxedo jacket by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele. Although the look garnered massive praise, some people were not happy with the attire, including New York Times best-selling author Candace Owens.

On Saturday, the New York congresswoman voiced her thoughts on the One Direction singer's controversial shoot via Instagram Stories, saying that his outfit looked “wonderful.”

When asked by a follower about her thoughts on the singer’s decision to wear a dress for the cover, AOC replied that Styles' outfit was the perfect balance of masculinity and feminity. She also noted that the “Fine Line” hitmaker’s hair and jacket reminded her of a Hollywood icon.

“It looks wonderful. The masculine and feminine elements are balanced beautifully – the hair and jacket styling give me James Dean vibes too,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a screenshot of her reply obtained by CNN.

She also criticized those who took offense to Styles wearing a dress and said it is time for them to “sit with that reaction and think about it, examine it, explore it, engage it, and grow with it.”

“Some people are mad at it [because] some folks are very sensitive to examining and exploring gender roles in society. Perhaps for some people it provokes some anger or insecurity around masculinity/femininity/etc. If it does, then maybe that’s part of the point,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The congresswoman also noted that the goal of art is to force people to think about some really important matters and the cover just does that. She ended her message by saying the cover looks “bomb.”

“What’s the point of creating things if they don’t make people think? Or feel or reflect? Especially as an artist or creative? Who wants to see the same thing all the time? And never explore their assumptions? Anyways it looks bomb so,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Her reply comes almost a month after a certain section of social media criticized the congresswoman for wearing an outfit worth $14,000 for Vanity Fair’s December issue. However, Ocasio-Cortez responded to her critics by saying that people don’t get to “keep the dress” after the shoot.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom night club in Queens on November 6, 2018 in New York City. The congresswoman is proposing a 70% marginal tax rate on the highest earners in US. Rick Loomis/Getty Images