18-Year-Old Kyemah McEntyre Rules Prom and the Internet With Stunning Dress She Designed Herself

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The bar has been raised for prom dresses. The one responsible is high school senior Kyemah McEntyre, who promptly broke the internet when she shared pictures of her stunning African-inspired ball gown.

Kyemah McEntyre's self-designed prom dressKyemah McEntyre’s Instagram post of her self-designed prom dress captioned, “This is for always being labeled as, “ugly” or “angry”. Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions. – Kyemah McEntyre. #blackgirlsrock #prom2k15 #promqueen #queen #kyebreaktheinternet #newgeneration #youth #women” — posted on June 7, 2015

Oh, and did we mention that she designed it herself? Featuring long sleeves, a ball skirt, and a one-of-a-kind full-length print, Kyemah’s self-created couture would look right in place at high-fashion events like the Met Gala.

Parsons School of Design, the college where Kyemah will be going in the fall, should be honored to have such talent.

Kyemah McEntyre in coordinated outfits with her prom dateKyemah in coordinated outfits with her prom date — posted on June 7, 2015

Kyemah’s high school would be crazy not to make her Prom Queen with a dress like that, and, thankfully, they were not.

Kyemah wearing her Prom Queen sashKyemah wearing her Prom Queen sash in an Instagram captioned, “I am beyond grateful, what a magical night. #prom2k15 #kyebreaktheinternet #blackgirlsrock #nofilter #promqueen” — posted on June 7, 2015

In addition to her pictures going viral and having a prom dress that is everything, Kyemah also got another crown in addition to the one she was already wearing that evening. In Kyemah’s own words, it was a “magical night.”

Kyemah's sketch of her internet-breaking prom dressKyemah’s sketch of her internet-breaking prom dress

We’ve got a strong feeling that Kyemah has started a printed trend in prom dresses, and we are very much looking forward to it.

The reign of sequins and tulle has been ongoing for way too long, and we can’t wait to see more bold, fresh, and fun printed prom dress designs like these:

Mary Katrantzou "Sirene" Halter Dress / Roberto Cavalli Printed High-Neck Long Dress / Etro Floral-Print Scoop-Neck DressMary Katrantzou “Sirene” Halter Dress, $1,409.61 / Roberto Cavalli Printed High-Neck Long Dress, $1,002.43 / Etro Floral-Print Scoop-Neck Dress, $867.48

Sea Long-Sleeve Long Dress / Etro Printed Halter Gown / Clover Canyon "Liquid Jade" Cutout Maxi DressSea Long-Sleeve Long Dress, $695 / Etro Printed Halter Gown, $2,134.99 / Clover Canyon “Liquid Jade” Cutout Maxi Dress, $385

Credit: Kyemah McEntyre's Instagram

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