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

Skyler Branch in her prom dress.sky_marie__/Instagram
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

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 have made a difference in my life not even for being the first African American woman to do something, but just by being a well-known and inspirational African American woman," Branch said.

Women who made the cut included Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Maya Angelou, and several of Branch's family members, including her great-great-grandmothers, great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and aunts, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
But Branch put her own spin on Bolden-Morris' original concept, instead choosing to focus on women who inspire her, she told INSIDER.
The one woman who was the most inspirational to me was Dr. Alfreda J. Webb because she was the first African American woman Veterinarian in the US," said Branch, who plans to follow a pre-vet track in college.

Branch had her dress custom made by seamstress Shannon Pierce because she was able to use fabric with photos printed on it. The dress ultimately cost $800, but to Branch, it was worth every penny.

She matched her lipstick to her dress.sky_marie__/Instagram
Although Branch's dress was meaningful, she was initially nervous to wear such a unique gown.

"When I first thought about it, I was thinking that it might be a bad idea and what people would think or react," she said. "But the closer it got to prom, I realized that this is the perfect dress for me."

The teen said that her family was shocked when they saw the dress and that one aunt was even moved to tears. And when she got to prom, Branch's friends and teammates on the school's step team "absolutely loved" her dress, too.

People online also shared the love for the teen's inspirational dress when Dana Branch, Skyler's mom, tweeted a picture of her daughter's dress.

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