Memphis Teen Is Viral Star Over Her Black Women’s History Prom Dress


By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Twitter

A high school student from Memphis, Tennessee is a viral sensation after her special prom dress garnered a ton of attention on social media.

According to Essence Magazine, Skyler Branch (pictured), a senior at White Station High School in Memphis broke the internet with her custom-made prom dress. The dress was specially designed with images of legendary black American women who have done amazing things throughout history.

Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama are some of the women who are visible on Branch’s pink, black, and white prom dress. She wanted to do something different and pay homage to the black women in American history who have inspired her to strive for greatness.

Branch’s viral statement was so profound that she attracted the likes of ELLE Magazine, a leading beauty publication, which caters to women. In an exclusive interview with ELLE, Branch talked about how she went about cultivating her unique idea.

“We narrowed it down by famous women who are not just known for being the first at something but just being inspirational just as black women. I’m hoping that people would get the idea to just be different with their prom dresses instead of all of them looking the same,” Branch told ELLE.

Some of the celebrity co-signs Branch received on Twitter came from the likes of actress Taraji P. Henson and singer Toni Braxton.

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