There is something super special about the versatility in Ankara print, and it is just indescribable. Kyemah McEntyre — the East Orange, New Jersey teen whose photo in a prom dress she designed to pay homage to her African heritage “broke the internet” designed this statement monostrap ankara dress for the former supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks.
Banks, who is so overwhelmed with the teen’s mindblowing creativity at such a young age, turned the tables on the young designer and surprised her, by coming onstage with the dress already on along with a plush afro to match.
“I am such a fan of you,” Banks told the teary-eyed teen. “I saw you on the Internet and you blew me away with your talent, with your beauty… this is the beginning of your journey and becoming the force that I know that you can be in the fashion world. This is not existing in the fashion world right now, and it is desperately, desperately needed”, she said.
Watch the full tear-jerking video of McEntyre’s appearance on” FABLife” below: