American Fashion Stands With Black Lives Matter Protests
While protesters took to the streets in major American cities in the aftermath of the fatal shootings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana by local police, figures in American fashion sent out a wave of Instagrams expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and condemning the violence. Adam Selman and hairstylist Duffy posted photography from the Civil Rights movement captured by documentarian Gordon Parks, while others like Anna Cleveland, Emily Ratajkowski, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and Maxwell Osborne of Public School posted quotes and hashtags. For many of these artists, their support extends far beyond the reaches of social media. Beyoncé issued a call to action — briefly crashing the site contactingthecongress.org — while Osborne attended the Union Square protests in Manhattan Thursday. Here, we've rounded up a few of the Instagram responses from the American fashion community in the wake of the escalating gun violence epidemic.