When it’s the time to pick a prom dress, numerous young ladies herd to the nearby shopping center to buy some awful, Cinderella-roused fabric number. In any case, for 18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre from East Orange, New Jersey, that simply wasn’t going to do the trick.

A week ago, McEntyre took to Instagram to post a photograph of herself in her amazing prom outfit. While she composed the article of clothing herself, the dress was carefully assembled by her companion, the sewer and style originator Markell of Markell’s Closet.

In her post, the youthful craftsman clarifies that the dress’ distinctive tones and energetic examples are a gesture to her African legacy. She likewise portrays the inventive trip that prompted her planning the outfit:


I’m Kyemah McEntyre, I am 18 years old and I am undoubtedly of African Descent. As an artist I have a completely different point of view compared to most individuals. I am extremely analytical and observant. Throughout the world, we have people who do not notice each others essence and humanity. We Stunt our collective spiritual growth by allowing assumptions and stereotypes to cloud our mind and thus our physical reality. We let these negative ideas get the best of us, and in turn a world of isolation is manifested by our lack of sensitivity and desire to sympathize with each other. This results in a world in which people live within the confines of their own space, isolated from each other and separated from the rest of the world.Sometimes we get trapped in our own prejudice ways. We don’t notice how the idea of a particular type of person changes the way we live our lives. The most creative people are the ones who step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of the world around them. My abilities as an artist allows me to experience the benefits that versatility fosters. Being exposed to all kinds of people and cultures is the muse for my artwork. I am an aspiring artist who is very passionate about the connection between art and the world. I believe that in order for society to gain a wider horizon, we have to be willing to acknowledge other people from differences, beliefs, morals, and values. I would like to take this moment to say that you have to understand who you are because if you leave that space open, you leave your identity in the hands of society. Don’t let anyone define you. Beautiful things happen when you take pride in yourself

In a resulting post on Twitter, she posts: “This is for continually being named as, “ugly” or “angry”. Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions.—Kyemah McEntyre”
To finish it all off, she was named Prom Queen.

McEntyre likewise composed on Instagram that she’d be strolling in the outfit at a philanthropy event for the Walk with Me, Lord Foundation, a non-benefit that brings issues to light of life-debilitating conditions by cooperating with runway models and style originators. The future Parsons School of Design student will likewise be showcasing some unique craftsmanship at the occasion