Less than 10 years ago Jimelle Levon was living in a homeless shelter with his mom. Now, at the young age of 18, the teen has become a sought after dressmaker in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Jimelle made his first splash on the fashion scene when he designed a dress for his prom date.


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He based the dress off of the one worn by Vanessa Bell Calloway in the 1988 movie Coming to America and achieved the look by cutting out each gold leaf by hand and sewing the lace together onto a mesh yoke covering his prom date’s body.

The dress was such a hit that other girls at his high school have asked him to create dresses for them. He now spends all of his free time sewing – making three to four dresses each week – and sells the dresses for $300-$450 each.

#Prom2k16 Dress made by me✂️?

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The teen said he is a self-taught artist who has never taken any sewing classes. He said he feels like God blessed him with this talent and he should use it to bless others.

#Prom2k16 the beautiful @k.dolla.signnn dress by me?

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The beautiful @ibeleah ? Dress made by me??

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Jamille will be attending Clark Atlanta University this fall and plans to study business and fashion. We can’t wait to see what he creates next!

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