While most prom dresses utilize hundreds of rhinestones and jewels to make a statement, the images on 17-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris's gown outshone them all.
The gown was designed by Terrence Torrence, who has also designed pieces for Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
The Atlanta and Florida-based designer was inspired by the countless Black deaths by police brutality to create the dress. It was made over the course of four days for the Florida teen. Morris loved the result, and said the designer's "message is a huge issue in America today," in an interview with Essence.
"With all the killings that [were] 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."
Fashion can be used as a vehicle for spreading social change; this dress is a stunning example.