TLC’s “Say Yes to the Prom” tour is hitting New York on Tuesday to make prom dress (and tuxedo) dreams come true for 100 “underserved and academically high-achieving high school students.”
The all-day event will include head-to-toe makeovers, mentoring, dress and tux “shopping” and a red-carpet runway reveal with TLC’s Monte Durham and fashion icon Betsey Johnson.
The city’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, will also participate.
The students, chosen from New Dorp High School, Pathways College Preparatory School, John Dewey High School, High School of Fashion Industries and Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, will get to choose from more than 2,500 Macy’s dresses and tuxedo rentals from Men’s Wearhouse. Monte Durham and Betsey Johnson, who donated purses, shoes and accessories from the Blue by Betsey Johnson collection, will provide one-on-one style sessions for each student.
Students from Paul Mitchell Schools will treat students to full hair and makeup services and George Worrell Style will provide professional tailoring services on-site.
AT&T is contributing volunteers to mentor the students throughout the day.
The New York event is the third of five stops on the sixth annual tour. A new, 90-minute “Say Yes to the Prom” special following several students from this year’s Los Angeles event will premiere on TLC on Saturday, April 1, followed by an encore on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Monday, April 3.
Beyond the prom, some participants will be eligible for "priority selection" for summer internships, introduce them to mentors and provide internship and scholarship opportunities through the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative and the Emma Bowen Foundation.
Check out some shots in the gallery above from the event in Los Angeles.
This article was originally published on March 20 at 7:30 p.m.