When we think prom, our mind immediately goes to the coral-coloured creations that we rocked to our own big event: slightly sexy, somewhat expected, and something that definitely wouldn’t cut it on a red carpet. But that’s not the case for Kyemah McEntyre, who ended her high school career on an extremely high note, wearing a red, print creation of her own that would have easily been at home at the Met Gala.
After the 18-year-old took to social media to post photos of her low-cut, full-skirted gown — one of which she captioned, “This is for always being labelled as, ‘ugly’ or ‘angry.’ Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions.” — they soon went viral. No doubt this is the best way to prove those haters wrong.
Keep scrolling to see her look from every stunning angle as we call up our old schools and beg for a do-over.
See what she wrote on Instagram page:
I’m KyemahMcEntyre, 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 other’s 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 allow 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. #blackgirlsrock #kyebreaktheinternet
Kye will be attending Parsons School of Design in the fall. The school is alma mater to top notable designers such as Donna Karan, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung.
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