Styling Pro Golfer Lexi Thompson for Prom – Sophia Banks – Coloma, LA
I was very excited when I received a call to style Lexi Thompson, Pro golfer, for her prom!
At age 12, Lexi was the youngest golfer ever to qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. Lexi has also set a new record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament and has gone on to set many more records for her age.
Lexi wanted to do something unique and special for her prom so she came up with a contest on facebook. US Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Scott, of Naperville, Ill., was selected from more than 100 servicemen who sent videos to Thompson’s Facebook page (Scott, 20, earned a Purple Heart in Afghanistan.)
Lexi has a great admiration for the armed forces, so she felt honored to go to prom with Mark.
Redbull flew me down to Coral Springs Florida, the week of the prom and we tried on dresses from top designers, donated by Rent The Runway. Lexi is so beautiful and fun; she was a pleasure to style.
In the end, we chose a red gown designed by Susan Rose, a perfect match for Mark’s uniform decorated with honorable medals.
I’ve included photos from behind the scenes, getting ready, to the final look!