The OG Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, showed up to the very Catholic Met Gala last night in a very Jewish look.
The theme of the night — “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” — didn’t leave much space for Jewish celebrities. While Carter herself isn’t Jewish, her husband, Robert Altman is — and so are her kids, James and Jessica.
(Plus, the current Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, is most definitely Jewish.)
Carter made a major statement wearing a crown that had the Hebrew words לעולם אל תשכחי embossed on the front. In English, the Hebrew “leolam al tishcechi” means “Never Forget” in the future-female tense. And in the back of her hair was a Star of David barrette.
In a post on Instagram, Carter’s stylist Ann Caruso detailed all the fashion credits that made up Carter’s look: the custom Zac Posen dress, necklaces by Alex Soldier, and other jewelry from Eleuteri (vintage Bulgari!). The Hebrew crown is designed by Ellen Christine. And, notably, Carter is carrying a bag designed by the iconic Holocaust survivor Judith Lieber.
Many on Twitter praised Carter’s bold choice.
My goal is to wield clothing with as much style and anger as Lena Waithe wearing a Pride flag cape and Lynda Carter wearing a tiara that says “Never forget” in Hebrew to a Catholic-themed event. pic.twitter.com/OpuQxQYyAX
— Jared Axelrod (@planetx) May 8, 2018
LYNDA CARTER’S CROWN SAYS “NEVER AGAIN” IN HEBREW. I’M CRYING.
— Brynna (@brynna42) May 8, 2018
@RealLyndaCarter is clearly the #MetGala2018 winner…at least if you ask any Jews! Her crown is in Hebrew and translates to “never forget” – although as said to a woman. Would love to hear her story about it! Perhaps @GalGadot inspired #dailypop #enews #jewishpride #wonderwoman
— Meira Leah (@Meiraleah1967) May 8, 2018
All hail Wonder Woman Lynda Carter.