Kyemah McEntyre is the infamous 18 year old who made her fashion debut by designing a gorgeous prom dress to quiet the naysayers. In honor of her African heritage, she decided to take her idea to the next level, and had a local seamstress from Markell’s Closet hand-sew her dress from scratch. She explains way better than I could below.
“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,” McEntyre writes. “This is for always being labeled as, ‘ugly’ or ‘angry’. Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions.”
McEntyre was chosen to be prom queen, and this fall she will be attending the Parsons School of Design.