A Florida teenager made more than a fashion statement at her high school prom.
Milan Bolden-Morris, 17, wore a dress featuring pictures of Trayvon Martin, Sam DuBose and 13 other African-Americans who were killed in police-involved shootings to Pahokee High School prom Friday, CNN reported.
"When someone loses a mother, father or child in unnecessary circumstances, it should not be overlooked but addressed," Bolden-Morris told CNN.
Terrence Torrence, a Florida-based designer, helped dream up the concept for the gown.
"With all the killings that was going on, it just hit me one day: you should put that into a dress," Torrence told CNN.
"I wanted to paint a picture and put a story out there through my fashion, and I wanted to show we could spread out message with not just posters and fliers but also with garments."
Milan Bolden-Morris asked Torrence to design her prom dress after he designed her cousin's wedding dress.
"Yes I'm black. Yes I'm 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that's bigger than me," Bolden-Morris wrote on Instagram.
Yes I'm black. Yes I'm 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that's bigger than me. #AllLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #MoveWithPurpose @oprah @steveharvey.tv @beyonce @chrisbrownofficial @badgalriri @tylerperry @kolyon @terrencetorrence @champagnepapi @liltunechi @bigsean @richforever @colinsmith23 @aliciakeys @kendricklamar @realcoleworld @kingjames
Others have noticed Bolden-Morris and Torrence’s message. Snoop Dog posted this photo on Instagram Sunday.
Torrence said he is overwhelmed by the response to his design. He said feedback has been mostly positive.