There are so many stories we share on this site about the remarkable influence that t-shirts and custom apparel have had on so many people. T-shirts are the canvas where we share our loyalties, our opinions, our passions and statements. The American culture has always embraced t-shirts because they allow us to exercise one of our most prized rights: Free Speech. They covet custom apparel that recognizes their accomplishments, represent their school, political party, likes, dislikes and more. And, often, a t-shirt serves as a reminder of people and events that took our breath away.
This past week, Toni Cornell, the 14-year-old daughter of the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, represented her father at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Her father was nominated posthumously for Best Record Performance for “When Bad Does Good.” Among the glitter and glam of the night, between Prada, Gucci, and Chanel ensembles, Toni Cornell walked the red carpet dressed in a short black skirt and jacket with a t-shirt showing her father at one of his performances. It was for many of us, the most memorable outfit of the evening. Cornell won and both Toni and her brother accepted for their father.
It was a touching tribute to her beloved father, gone too soon. Toni has performed on various stages since her father’s death. If you haven’t heard her sing, you should take some time to listen to her performance with One Republic on ABC’s Good Morning America. Her voice is a reminder that Cornell’s spirit is still present in his daugther.
This will give you goosebumps.