A teenager gains attention for her crocheted prom dress, which was inspired by Zendaya.

A teenager designed and created a prom outfit in just three days using crochet.

June 21st 2024.

A teenager gains attention for her crocheted prom dress, which was inspired by Zendaya.
Sarah Akinbuwa, a teenager from Boston, has taken the internet by storm with her incredible crochet prom dress that she made herself. The stunning pink gown, complete with delicate crocheted roses, a matching shrug, and a handbag, has captured the hearts of social media users all around the world. In fact, a TikTok video featuring Akinbuwa's creation has gone viral with over 25 million views, leaving viewers in awe of her talent and the fact that the dress only cost her $60 to make. You can check out the video here: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_crochet_gurl00/video/7369926951965838635

In another video on Akinbuwa's TikTok page, she can be seen posing in front of a mirror, showing off her dress, while a woman can be heard in the background complimenting her creation. "You made that?" the woman asks in amazement before expressing how beautiful she thinks the dress is. Other voices can also be heard admiring the young designer's work as she films herself in the bathroom mirror.

Akinbuwa shared her excitement about the overwhelming compliments she received in the caption of the video, saying, "I was overwhelmed with compliments! This is the best part of crocheting." She used the hashtags #crochet, #fypage, #fyp, #crochetpromdress, #prom, #pink, #fypviral, and #fyppppppppppppppppppppppp to reach a wider audience. You can watch the video here: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_crochet_gurl00/video/7369926951965838635

The inspiration behind Akinbuwa's unique gown came from Zendaya's 2023 SAG Awards outfit, a stunning Valentino Haute Couture creation adorned with 190 roses, according to People. The dress was a masterpiece orchestrated by now-retired stylist Law Roach and detailed by Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli. "1230 Hours of global work, 190 hand embroidered roses, 5 hours of sewing for each one, 42 people involved in the making, 1 catch up in Rome with Z and Law, and a final stunning red carpet," Piccioli shared about the design process.

Akinbuwa, who only took three days to create her version of the dress, shared her own video of the dress on her TikTok page, captioning it, "I ate this up tbh." The post received a lot of love with the hashtags #crochet, #foryoupage, #blackgirlcrochet, and #crochetbirthdaydress. You can view the video here: https://www.tiktok.com/@that_crochet_gurl00/video/7369926951965838635

In an interview with People, Akinbuwa shared that her friends loved the dress and she received tons of compliments. She has been passionate about crochet since she was 12 years old and has been fulfilling custom orders for friends, family, and followers. Her TikTok page also showcases more of her crochet designs, giving a glimpse of her talent and creativity. With her viral success, Akinbuwa's post-college aspirations of becoming a fashion designer seem well within reach.

On a related note, Zendaya recently spoke about her inspirations in tennis and her upcoming movie "Challengers" in an interview. It's clear that both Akinbuwa and Zendaya are incredibly talented and inspiring young women, and we can't wait to see what they accomplish in the future.

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