Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Teen Wears Black Lives Matter Inspired Prom Dress

A prom dress adorned with the faces of 15 Black lives lost has gone viral — taking the concept of a statement piece to another level.

In an effort to make sure that Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and others who lost their lives after officer involved incidents aren't just faded headlines, designer Terrance Torrence created a gown with these faces emblazoned upon the skirt.

"Let's just never forget the stories," insists Torrence. "What's done is done but let's not forget."

Torrence, a young Black designer from the West Palm Beach area grew up a little over an hour north of Trayvon Martin's hometown of Miami Gardens, Florida. "Trayvon was the leader of that movement. I feel that he kinda sparked the Black Lives Matter movement," Torrence told NBCBLK. "It was Trayvon's story that made me want to do this dress." 

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