Though statement jewelry is usually worn to prom, statement dresses are rarely seen.
Milan Bolden-Morris, a senior at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, wore a dress that featured the faces of black men, women, and children who have been victims of police brutality. The dress was specially designed by her friend Terrence Torrence, an artist and garment designer.
Torrence told BuzzFeed he first had the idea for the dress a year ago but never found the right model until he asked Bolden-Morris.
“God was just like she’s the girl for this dress,” Torrence told Buzzfeed.
Around 15 victims’ faces on scuba material make up the bottom of the mermaid-style dress. Black sequined lace forms the bodice.
After Bolden-Morris sent out that tweet, the dress went viral and even ended up on Snoop Dogg’s Instagram.
— Milan Bolden-Morris (@_milan23_) April 22, 2017
As Torrence continues to pursue his design work, Bolden-Morris is on her way to Boston College on a full scholarship for basketball.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Meng Li Somehow I sincerely doubt putting Trayvon Martin on your ass is really pushing the frontier of civil rights…
Ryan Tabatabai As an artist I hate saying some subjects are off limits and the idea that we should censor our selfs
But as a human I find this just disgusting and pathetic
She is not trying to bring attention to a cause. she’s just trying to get attention
Dave Stone Why just the black faces? Far more white people are killed by police than black people, the only difference is that they are not heard about in the media. Media is just a weapon of mass distraction to keep the masses from unity. They are not obligated to speak the truth, just a tool for the corporate criminals.
Echo Moon NO, that’s how to be tacky, disrespectful and distasteful. i would applaud someone who truly wanted to honor those unjustly murdered but wearing them on your ass and crotch is not the way to do it. a banner, a flag or a billboard would be much better. the making of this this dress and the wearing of it was for one reason only, self promotion/notoriety.
Valarie Wise What about all the domestic murders? Thug on straight? Or even drunk vs sober?
Get over yourself imo. Find a better way to honor their memories. I find her choice of honor tacky.
Ryan Llewellyn Black lives matter has lost all credibility the day they started chanting racist threatening things. They are more of a terrorist organization than a civil rights movement.