The shooting of Trayvon Martin has swept the country in the past few weeks, stirring a nationwide debate on the importance of an article of clothing, namely the hooded sweatshirt. Long a staple of leisurewear, workout wear, everyday wear, snuggle wear, cold weather wear, and just about every other kind of "wear" you can think of that involves covering your person, there has never been a reason to think twice about the meaning of a hoodie until the shooting of 17-year-old Martin (on his way home from a 7-Eleven with a bottle of tea and packet of Skittles in hand) by a neighborhood watchman who claims it was self-defense. Thousands have taken to the streets wearing hoodies to protest both the shooting and lack of arrest made on George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin. Celebs have also been showing their support by tweeting and Instagramming photos of themselves wearing hoodies.
Diddy tweeted support for the Million Hoodies March by wearing a black hoodie and carrying a picture of Trayvon Martin as a young boy. Swizz Beatz Instagram'd a double image of himself in a hoodie, saying, "Had to Hoodie up for Trayvon, what a sad situation. Blessing to his fam." Odd Future's Frank Ocean Tumblr'd a photo of himself in a hoodie, and Ludacris Instagram'd an "I am Trayvon Martin" message with a photo of himself wearing a printed hoodie while standing in front of a plane. The outpouring of support for Martin and his family sheds light on the fact that a young person was killed, seemingly, as a result of what he looked like.
Jessica Alba at the Chanel Fashion Week Show on July 6.
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Jamie Foxx visits the 'Late Show With David Letterman' in New York on Dec. 21.
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On his way into the Late Show With David Letterman yesterday, Jamie Foxx showed us how you can get all bundled up in multiple layers without looking like you're from the North Pole. The singer/actor, whose new album Best Night of My Life debuted yesteday, swathed himself in a navy wool sweater, a shiny puff hoodie, and a sherpa-lined gray peacoat. He topped it all off with tortoise shell sunglasses. We love that he chose all different textures for his layered look, but our favorite piece in the ensemble was, without a doubt, the large-lapelled peacoat. So cool (er, hot...warm?)!
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