“Whenever there’s change in protest, there’s usually a youth movement tied to it… And whenever there’s that civil rights movement, there is fashion signifying that ‘I am in solidarity to this change.’ We change our look because we want to change the perception of who we are. In the Black Panther movement, the black turtleneck became a significant style of dress. Selma was the overalls with the white shirt and the black tie. So, there’s always a mode that goes along with civil unrest. Today, it was sagging. We sag our pants. It’s always something that’s in defiance of what the conservatives would think would be appropriate. That has been very powerful throughout the ages at achieving a sense of new era and new thought.” –Ruth Carter, costume designer of the Oscar nominated film Selma to Refinery 29