Caitlyn Jenner today unveiled herself to the world with a Vanity Fair cover story, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
With the new images surfacing, and as expected, immediately trending online, there has been an outpouring of support for Jenner, both from her own family as well as the fashion and footwear industry at large.
Shoe designer, Brian Atwood took to Twitter, with the below post, congratulating Jenner and Vanity Fair on the story, adding the hashtag #theworldischanging.
— Brian Atwood (@Brian_Atwood) June 1, 2015
— Mr. Kenneth Cole (@mr_kennethcole) June 1, 2015
— Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) June 1, 2015
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 1, 2015
Other industry power players, such as Zac Posen have used their own platforms and social reach to encourage people to support those experiencing similar situations.
Celebrities such as Emmy Rossum, Gigi Hadid, Maria Shriver, Eliza Dushku, Lily Aldridge, Kerry Washington, Tyra Banks and Ellen DeGeneres are among the growing list of names that have openly showed their support.
— Rachel Zoe (@RachelZoe) June 1, 2015
In an interview with Jenner, a snippet of which is appearing on Vanity Fair’s Instagram account, Jenner says “Caitlyn doesn’t have an secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
In under two hours and with only 2 tweets, Caitlyn Jenner’s official Twitter account had already amassed close to 700K followers.
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015