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Amanda Gorman Served Poetry and Style at the Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman. Photo: Instagram/@moschino

Ahead of tonight’s Super Bowl, where the Kansas City Chiefs played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, poet Amanda Gorman kicked off the event by reciting a poem. Gorman, who is the youngest inaugural poet, paid homage to three individuals who are making a difference: educator Trimaine Davis, nurse Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin. She began her performance, which was pre-taped but aired live, by saying “Today we honor our three captains for their actions and impact in a time of uncertainty and need.”

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The presence of a poet at the Super Bowl was unexpected, but it set a thoughtful tone for the evening. “Poetry at the Super Bowl is a feat for art & our country, because it means we’re thinking imaginatively about human connection even when we feel siloed,” Gorman wrote on Twitter earlier today. To deliver such a powerful poem, she needed an equally strong fashion look to do so. Gorman—who works with stylist Jason Bolden—wore an elegant but youthful look by Moschino that included a metallic blue coat with gold embellishments, and a pearl headband (following the memorable red Prada headband she wore at the inauguration, it had to be done). Designer Jeremy Scott is often known for his quirky pieces, but this intricate design proved how much of a statement a good coat can make. In football terms, it was in fact a total touchdown.


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