And, as if that weren't enough, the high school student also sketched and designed the gown her own damn self! So it's no surprise that the prom queen (yes, she won the crown!) enrolled in fashion school the following fall...
...juggling classes, homework, exams, and life, while also designing and hand-making custom looks for a bunch of celebs, like Danai Gurira, Naturi Naughton, Condola Rashad...
...and herself, of course!
Wellllll, we're happy to report that Kye just received her bachelor's degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design!!!
"After my prom dress went viral, my life was impacted in ways that I was both prepared and unprepared for," she told BuzzFeed. "To this day, strangers online and in person tell me that my designs inspire them to keep pushing forward despite societal expectations."
To showcase her four years of hard work, the recent graduate held an exhibition on the streets on New York City last weekend.
She also plans to open a radical brick-and-mortar clothing store called Hueman in her Jersey hometown to provide more fashionable, expressive clothing options to residents.
WE STAN A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN, SUSTAINABLE FASHION ICON. <3 CONGRATS, KYE!!!