CULTURE

American Fashion Stands With Black Lives Matter Protests

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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.

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Black Lives Matter
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Activists gather outside the Met Museum in New York, July 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Adam Selman

Gordon Parks, 1963. Photo by @adamselman.

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Cleo Wade

Photo by @cleowade.

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Grace Mahary

Photo by @gracemahary.

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Grace Bol

Photo by @gracebol.

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Pyer Moss

Pyer Moss posted a behind-the-scenes image of his designs, captioned: “This happened to be part of our International Woolmark Prize Submission. How fitting.” Photo by @pyermoss.

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Amandla Stenberg
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Anna Cleveland

Photo by @anna_vrc.

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Karen Elson
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Aurora James

Aurora James announced that she would be hosting a conversation at the Brother Vellies store on Instagram. Photo by @aurorajames.

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Beyoncé

Photo by @beyonce.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Photo by @emrata.

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Zac Posen

Photo by @zacposen.

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Duffy

Gordon Parks. Photo by @duffy_duffy.

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Kim Kardashian
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Kitty Cash

Photo by @kittycash.

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Maxwell Osborne
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Jourdan Dunn
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Phillip Lim