- India Ross, 18, loved Beyoncé’s sheer, crystal-covered Givenchy gown and high ponytail
- She enlisted St. Louis designer Toi Hall, of Toi Box Couture, to make a similar dress, which used 2,000 hand-placed crystals
- The dress cost India $800, but she said she felt like Queen Bey at the Grammys at her prom
What’s a beautiful high school senior to do when she wants to look like Beyoncé at her prom, but doesn’t have the pop star’s access to celebrity designers? Well, if she’s as ambitious as one St. Louis teen, she just teams up with a local designer to make her own.
Like many fashion fans, India Ross fell head-over-heels for Queen Bey’s Met Gala look in 2015. The star showed up for the event in a mostly sheer Givenchy gown, which was heavily embellished with multicolor crystals.
But instead of just dreaming wistfully that she’d one day get famous and have the chance to wear such a stunning dress, India enlisted a local designer to help create an original Beyoncé-inspired look.
Flawless: India Ross’s prom look this year was inspired by Beyoncé’s 2015 Met Gala look
Amazing: The 18-year-old emulated Queen Bey’s look from the dress to the hair and make-up
Working it! She had the poses down, too, tilting her head to show off the high pony
Headed to Columbia College Chicago in the fall, India plans to double major in Fashion Business and Fashion Merchandising. But while she’s probably years away from realizing her dream of opening her own clothing shop, she’s already making a name for herself as a fashionable force to be reckoned with.
When it came to picking out something to wear for prom this year, her mind immediately went to the beaded Givenchy gown, and she wasn’t about to ignore her vision.
‘I have my own sense of style, but Beyoncé is my inspiration,’ she told Us Weekly.
She enlisted the help of a local designer, Toi Hall of Toi Box Couture, to work on replicating the Lemonade signer’s dress. She then purchased the materials she’d need herself, from places like Walmart, Michaels, and eBay.