NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Beyonce attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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By Cady Lang
May 20, 2016

There’s only one way to describe Beyoncé fan India Ross’ prom dress: flawless. The 18-year-old St. Louis, Missouri high school student created a DIY version of the Lemonade singer’s sheer and jewel-encrusted Givenchy gown for the 2015 Met Gala and it basically won the Internet.

Ross told Cosmopolitan that she wanted to make a dress that would help her channel Queen Bey. “When I gave my designer my money I said, ‘Can you make me feel like I’m Beyoncé?'” Ross said. “And that’s what she did.”

To create her viral sensation of a dress, Ross and a local designer, Toi Hall, worked together to recreate the gown using materials from stores like Walmart and Michael’s; she later completed the look with the same high ponytail that Bey rocked on the Met Gala red carpet.

Ross also told Cosmo that she has ambitions to work in the fashion industry and would like to open her own business and become a celebrity stylist.

 

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