Who could forget when Beyoncé murdered the 2015 MET Gala and repped for high ponytails everywhere? Umm, no one, especially not India Ross, a senior at Hazelwood West High School in St. Louis. She took us all down memory lane when she slayed at her prom in a replica of Bey’s Givenchy gown.
To create the dress, Ross enlisted designer Toi Hall to bring the look to life. “Mesh material with over 2,000 hand-placed crystals was used to create my dress,” Ross tells Us Weekly.
The teen will double major in fashion business and fashion merchandising at Columbia College Chicago this fall, and she certainly has a leg up on her classmates now that her prom photos have gone viral. However, with a little fame comes social media trolls, who have apparently bombarded Ross with hate over her gown.
Here’s her response to the negativity:
“Let's make this clear I do not think I'm Beyoncé but she's my inspiration I think somebody is confused on a inspiration just because she has on a #Givenchy dress don't mean I suppose to have a million dollar dress on I still look so god d**n fine in my Walmart, eBay, Michaels, cheap looking #givenchy dress 😘👑🐝 #islay I sure hell did a good job give credit when due #crownus #blackmagic And your never gone find a pony NAILED as mines #prom2k16 please save all your negative comments off my page 💗 #iamindiaross”
Bloop! And in case you were wondering…Ross’s look-alike dress cost $800 to put together. Givenchy, who?
(Photos from top to bottom: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety, India Ross via Instagram)
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