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Style This Student's Prom Dress Was An Homage to Black Icons Like Michelle Obama and Oprah

23:51  12 april  2018
23:51  12 april  2018 Source:   teenvogue.com

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One such student , Skyler Branch of White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, created a look that was an homage to black icons , featuring the faces of Michelle Obama , Oprah , and more. It was more than just a prom dress —it was a work of art.

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The look was inspired by the passing of her great-grandmother on her father's side (someone with whom she was quite close). Using the heartbreaking event as guidance, Skyler chose to honor other strong black women, like her great-grandmother, through her look on prom night. Skyler's mother spoke to Yahoo! Style, explaining, "She said, ‘Mom, there’s been so many extraordinary African-American women who have done so much for me. I want to show them some respect so that they know that not just the older adults but the younger adults appreciate who paved the way."

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From Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou to Oprah and Taraji P. Henson, Skyler had a clear vision of who she wanted to include. Skyler Branch pays homage to influential black women on her senior prom dress .

My daughter Skyler' s Branch' s Beautiful iconic Prom dress with iconic women including Michelle Obama , Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Jada, Janet, Halle & also including her mother, grandmothers & so many more. @ MichelleObama @ Oprah @JanetJackson @jadapsmith @halleberry @Beyonce

The female figures ranged from Michelle Obama and Oprah to actress Taraji P. Hensen and writer and activist Maya Angelou. Additionally, she included photos of those family members in her own life whom she wanted to honor. Her vision was brought to life by seamstress Shannon Pierce.

In a day and age in which teens look to all ends of the earth for their prom night inspiration, this female empowerment-centric look certainly makes a statement that will not be forgotten, long after the lights go out on the dance floor.

I decided I wanted to take all the black queens that made a difference in my life to prom w me I think I accomplished just that ❤️☺️ #blackqueens #blackexcellence #TheStationAssassination @promkillas @kill.prom #killdotprom #prom2k18 nails by: @spoilmenailbar

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