New Jersey Teen Kyemah McEntyre Silences Haters with Epic Handmade Prom Dress, Gets Voted Prom Queen

Teen Silences Haters with Epic Handmade Prom Dress
Kyemah McEntyre in her prom dress. (Photo: @mindofkye Instagram)

The thought of a home-made dress often conjures up images of Cinderella (before the Fairy Godmother intervenes, obviously) and outfits made of floral curtains, a la The Sound of Music.

But New Jersey teen Kyemah McEntyre is here to sway your opinion once and for all. For her senior prom, the 18-year old artist designed her own gown, with full-length sleeves, a plunging neckline, and full ball skirt, which was then made into a reality by local seamstress Markell. And let’s just say, the stunning dress wouldn’t have been out of place on the red carpet at Cannes.

To complement the gown’s bold red, yellow, and green colors and eclectic tribal print, McEntyre kept her jewelry minimal, yet still statement-making, wearing just a gold chocker necklace and a super hero-esque headpiece across her forehead.

Dress Sketch (@mindofkye on Instagram)
Dress Sketch (@mindofkye on Instagram)

“This is for always being labeled as, “ugly” or “angry”. Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions,” she captioned an Instagram photo showing her wearing her design, though it seems haters don’t have much voting power at her school, anyway: McEntyre’s evening ended with her being crowned prom queen.

And while senior prom might not exactly be on the same level as, say… New York Fashion Week, we wouldn’t be surprised if McEntyre ends up showing there one day. According to her blog, the teen plans to attend Parsons the New School for Design—the same place where Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Donna Karan learned the ropes—as a freshman this fall.

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5 thoughts on “New Jersey Teen Kyemah McEntyre Silences Haters with Epic Handmade Prom Dress, Gets Voted Prom Queen”

  1. In my opinion, even though the dress is absolutely stunning, the dress doesn’t bring out the best in her.She brings out the best of the dress. She takes inspiration from the world around her, as the world will take inspiration from her.

  2. Congratulations KYEMAH !! God always has something better in store for you .. this is an amazing gown. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone bought this design from you. It’s stunning, I can see a Celeb styling it on the red carpet and looking fabulous!

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