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Florida teen wears Sam DuBose, others killed in police-involved shootings on her prom dress

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 15:48:45-04

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.

Others have noticed Bolden-Morris and Torrence’s message. Snoop Dog posted this photo on Instagram Sunday.

 

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Torrence said he is overwhelmed by the response to his design. He said feedback has been mostly positive.