High school senior Kyemah McEntyre's DIY prom dress was not your average Pinterest-inspired sewing project.
Kyemah, an 18-year-old from New Jersey designed and created her own prom dress this year, with insanely stunning results. She took to Twitter on Saturday to post a picture of her creation: a V-neck gown in a bold red and incredible colorful print inspired by her African heritage.
It's pretty easy to see that not only is Kyemah's dress not your typical floor length, sequined number. It looks like it would be right at home on the red carpet of this year's Met Gala (had it been African, instead of Asian, inspired). The best part? Her dress doesn't just stop at being simply beautiful. Kyemah later posted to Instagram about the inspiration behind her dress, saying, "Being exposed to all kinds of people and cultures is the muse for my artwork. I believe that in order for society to gain a wider horizon, we have to be willing to acknowledge other people from differences in beliefs, morals and values."
When European Ideals and standards of beauty mean absolutely nothing. 💕✊🏾 Instagram: @MindOfKye pic.twitter.com/TVtqpZiwE4— KYEMAH MCENTYRE (@KyeTheCreator) June 6, 2015
She accessorized the dress with a gorgeous gold headband and a head of perfect natural springy curls — in other words, she absolutely slayed. Kyemah will be attending Parson's School of Design this fall, a school that produced fashion greats like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, so we're looking forward to hearing about the amazing ways she'll continue to use fashion to change the world.