A few days ago, Tyra tweeted some professional pictures of herself portraying Cara Delevinge, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss.
She described this venture on her Twitter feed as:
“I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW with a tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”
Mainly, these looks I believe were achieved with makeup, lots of it – its all the eyebrows – look closer!
As soon as these pictures hit the internet the trolls went on a ‘is this racist/not racist’ tangent, I believe we need to admire her bravery for attempting these. Respect for the fact that these people, fall into the same category as her – SUPER MODELS. I do not believe they were executed excellently but rather they sort of do the trick. I am also not sure whether it was a good idea but its the thought that counts, right?
CARA DELEVINGE BY TYRA BANKS
To recreate these looks has taken not only talent from a makeup artistry front but rather that from a photographic perspective, the lighting is overall these 3 images not done too badly… apart from the Kate Moss “The Grudge” look a like picture (but let’s be honest the source and inspiration of this picture was from Kate’s heroin chic phase anyway – so bravo Tyra & Co??).
TYRA DOES “HEROIN CHIC”
The press release gives the feeling that these 3 images are part of a 15 image series… I’m very curious to see the others and I will be sure to share these with you.
Fashion loves anything that straddles the very fine line between what is provocative and what is tasteless, and of course that happens to include the romanticising the blackened underbelly of society.
If you do not believe me, please consider the “heroin chic” phenomenon of the mid-nineties or consider the unsettling existence of a wikiHow article called “How to be Heroin Chic”. So, I guess that fashion had no other option than to think “What’s gritty and ‘underground’ that we can glamourize with models and fancy clothes? Hmmm…. prostitution would be puuuuuurfect!”
Louis Vuitton’s latest short film, in collaboration with Katie Grand of Love magazine features some of the most recent TOP catwalkers Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Saskia de Braw, Isabeli Fontana, Lily McMenamy, Georgia Jagger and Magdelena Frackowiak as Parisian reines de la nuit drifting about the city streets in the brand’s romantic lingerie inspired Fall ’13 collection. Their path eventually elads to the actual show, where they take the runway in the same clothing.
I don’t know what they are trying to say with this vague storyline – clearly they are trying to say something – but the video is pretty, and the music is nice, and hey, prostitutes!
It’s not too explicit, but there are a few boobs, a few arses, so be wary should you work at a church, or something.
Louis Vuitton AW13 by James Lima from LOVE on Vimeo.
Cindy, Kate, Naomi, Linda, Christy… Your days were high and mighty, but now these new skinny-minnies are coming into take your place.
Who are the new super models now?
Cindy Crawford and Karlie Kloss
Beauty makes the spot on their otherwise state clean complexions. Neither Cindy nor Karlie can take a bad shot. They both give collarbone for days, and a hunch that could make anyone feel straight.
Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn
They’re both giving tribal realness, with cheekbones that say, “I’m better than you.” We’re waiting for Jourdan’s hissy-fit but for the time being she’s fitting into Naomi’s early super shoes, fiercy.
Kate Moss and Lara Stone
In the 90s, Kate brought it to Calvin Klein, along with heroin chic and a penchent for toplessness. Now Lara brings a bustier approach to CK with that same dainty gauntness about her face.
Linda Evangelista and Daria Webowy
These Canadian chameleons have both taken the cover of Vogue in Marilyn Monroe-esque pin curls. Linda may be poutier, but they’re equally versatile!