Fashion Community Shows Support for Orlando Following Mass Shooting
Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and more from the industry sympathized with Orlando on social media.
The nation was left in mourning following the mass shooting that took place early Sunday morning at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Fla. Twenty-nine-year-old gunman Omar Mateen killed 50 people and left 53 more injured, making the terrorist act the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding the tragedy, calling the massacre "an act of terror and an act of hate."
Following the tragic news, the fashion industry showed their support and sympathy for the Orlando shooting victims on social media.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in Orlando," Marc Jacobs wrote on Twitter, adding the hashtag #LoveisLove and a black-and-white photo of a protester with a sign that read, "Why would you rather see 2 men holding guns than holding hands."
Vera Wang also expressed her sympathy, writing, "We're heartbroken over the tragedy in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones & the LGBTQ community. We stand with you."
Many designers also took to Instagram to express their grief with rainbow-filled images of Florida and hearts.
See the fashion community's reaction below and stay updated on the Orlando shooting's aftermath here.
We're heartbroken over the tragedy in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones & the LGBTQ community. We stand with you.— Vera Wang (@VeraWangGang) June 12, 2016
Hate & intolerance took its full force in Orlando.Heartbreaking.Prayers are with the victims’ families & all those affected by the shooting.— Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) June 12, 2016
Devastated by the news from Orlando. What is it going to take to get people to realize we need to change something?— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) June 12, 2016
It's Pride month and if you are celebrating pride in your city please do so loudly today!— Christian Siriano (@CSiriano) June 12, 2016