I’d like to think that my prom dresses from both junior and senior year would hold up in today’s current fashion landscape. And they would…if I were type simple.
These days the kids are going all out for prom. I mean there are promposals, elaborate productions of asking one to prom, outfits inspirited by celebrity red carpet looks and just a general stunt that we didn’t have back in the day. This generation has changed the game. And honestly, I’m a little salty. After prom there aren’t too many opportunities to wear gowns and if I could go back, I would do something more eye-catching and eccentric.
Hopefully something like what 18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre sketched and designed for her senior prom.
Homegirl wore a full dashiki print gown and a full fro to prom, complete with a choker and headpiece.
And she absolutely shut.it.down.
If you couldn’t tell from her choice in fashion, Kyemah is something of a conscious creator. She tweeted this about her look for the evening.
The outfit came to life with the help of Markell Evette of Markell’s Closet. Who you can find here.
The dress and Kyemah’s poignant comments about Eurocentric beauty and fashion standards helped her become a social media sensation.
And she wasn’t just popular on the internet. She also took home the prom queen title.
Kyemah will be enrolling in the Parson’s School of Design in New York this fall.
Congratulations to Kyemah! The girl is going places.
Check out more pictures from her prom night in the photos on the following pages.