Teen Creates a Unique Prom Dress to Honor Brother Killed from Gun Violence

Gracious Egedegbe
May 08, 2019
01:44 P.M.
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Two years ago, when Antonio Frierson, a teen from Indianapolis was gunned down by his friend Micah Sanders, many would have thought his dream of going to prom with his sister was over, but, she had other ideas.


Antonio Frierson, the 16-year-old boy, was inside an apartment on Glen Arm Road with his friend Micah Sanders when the incident happened. Micah claimed it was an accident even though he later admitted that he knew the gun was loaded.


The 17-year-old was charged to court and tried as an adult. He was then found guilty, and he spent quite some time behind bars.

According to Antonio's parents, he had always made his intention known about taking his sister to Prom as his date. This looked like a gone possibility until his sister Antonette Frierson came up with a grand idea that has left many people in awe.

When it was time for Prom, Antonett located local fashion designer, Mariah Jackson who also has a history with losing someone to gun violence. Together they came up with a beautiful dress that had different pictures of Antonio printed on it in Black and White.


The flowing ball gown featured memories shared with Antonio, as his sister made sure that his brother's presence was felt at the Prom night even if he wasn't alive anymore.


Speaking on her choice of the pictures, Antonett revealed that she wasn't just picking the pictures, but she was picking them because they all had deeper meanings, and each picture had its own story.

The purple dress which looked stunning on Antonett herself wowed Mariah Jackson. The fashion designer had expected something good, but not something that emotional.Jackson revealed:

“Recently I had lost a friend through gun violence, and it was very, very intense. It was a similar story only [Antonio] was even younger, so it really hit home.”

The dress and the idea behind it received general praise and applause from people, especially people who have lost one or two close people to gun violence.

While Antonett might not have been able to walk hand in hand with his brother to Prom, she made sure his presence was felt in one of the most flowing fashion.