In or Out: Tyra Banks
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Kinda torn on this one, kittens. Our first thought was “Tyra! You forgot to put on makeup! Get away from the cameras!” But y’know? The more we looked at it the more we thought she looked kinda fresh-faced and about 5 to 10 years younger than she normally looks. And besides, her normal “female drag queen” look simply doesn’t go with the austere CK style. It’s a bit of a shock to see her like this, but you can tell either she or her stylist gave this one some thought. On the other hand, she’s wearing those shoes incorrectly (and they look too small for her) and that dress…well, it ain’t the most flattering silhouette for her.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll see that sometimes we’ll reward someone with an IN even though they made a lot of mistakes or even when they just don’t look all that good. There’s a reason for that. It’s not just about whether the dress is perfect or the hair is perfect or the makeup’s perfect. How boring. It’s also about the message being sent or the idea behind the look. The Kate Winslet post was a perfect example. She didn’t look flawless by any means, but she looked comfortable and she looked like herself, which was a refreshing change, therefore she got the IN.
It’s kinda the same thing here. We’ve seen her look a lot better than this, but she chose a look that’s different for her and yet totally appropriate for the event and the clothes. It’s nice to see people with an image to protect step slightly outside it every now and then. She gets an IN.
[Photos: Getty Images/Style.com]