A teen plastered the face of Michelle Obama and other famous black women all over her prom dress — and people are obsessed

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17-year-old high-school senior Skyler Branch attended her prom in a gown that was covered in the faces of famous black women.
At first, she was nervous to wear the dress, but Branch told INSIDER that wearing it felt empowering.
Branch said the design for her custom-made dress was inspired by a teen from Florida who wore a dress that was covered with the faces of the victims of police brutality to her prom last year.
Branch said all of the women inspire her, especially Dr. Alfreda J. Webb, the first African-American female veterinarian in the US.
Branch was happy with her dress and is looking forward to going to college for pre-vet studies.

Ordering a custom-made prom dress can be a risky gamble. You never know if you’ll be getting a masterpiece or an unwearable gown.

Luckily, things worked out just fine for Skyler Branch, a high-school student from Memphis, Tennessee. The 17-year-old senior decided that she wanted to wear something truly special to her high school prom, so she enlisted the help of a seamstress to craft a gown covered with the faces of famous black women — and the end result was truly amazing.

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 seamstress: @sheiselle__

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Branch told INSIDER that she was inspired to deviate from the norm after Milan Bolden-Morris, a teen from Florida, wore a dress covered with the images of the victims of police brutality in America to show her support for the Black Lives Matter movement to her prom last year.

But Branch put her own spin on Bolden-Morris’ original concept, instead choosing to focus on women who inspire her, she told INSIDER.

“As far as choosing who to put on my dress, I just thought about women who …read more

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