From Bridesmaids to Prom Queens

Along with about 80 other girls from Harlem high schools, Nikkita McPherson, 18, sifted through racks of formal dresses on Saturday afternoon, looking for just the right one to wear to her senior prom.

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Source: The New York Times

Nikkita McPherson found the ideal dress — “it’s long, it’s elegant” — in tan with a silver sequin pattern.

“I’m hoping to find something very nice, but unique and simple,” said Ms. McPherson, the senior class president at Frederick Douglass Academy.

While typical prom dresses can cost anywhere from $200 to $700, the dress Ms. McPherson hoped to find on among the racks assembled in the Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown would cost her nothing.

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