Tyra Banks Presents: 15

Tyra Banks Presents: 15

By Polina Roytman

Tyra Banks presents 15

In honor of New York Fashion Week, the incomparable Tyra Banks teamed up with photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth to pay tribute to some of the world’s most iconic and beloved supermodels in an exhibit titled Tyra Banks Presents: 15.

As stated on Spreitzenbarth’s site: “Named for the number of the iconic women portrayed, and the age at which Tyra Banks began her modeling career, 15 includes interpretive images of Banks personifying the supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Hall, Iman, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Brooke Shields, Claudia Schiffer, Carmen Dell’Orefice, and Grace Jones. Banks also portrays the new wave of talent that has resurrected the genre: Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne. Rounding out the 15, an adult Tyra emulates herself at 15 years old.”

Banks tweeted about the show stating “I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW w/a tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”

The dream team behind this shoot is none other than Celebrity Stylist and Creative Director Ty-Ron Mayes, Make-up Artist Valente Frazier, Hair Stylist Sher Rae Tucker, Co-Producer Oscar Reyes, and once again the photographic genius of Udo Spreitzenbarth. I had the pleasure of assisting the one and only Ty-Ron Mayes on this project, and am so proud to be part it! All photos are 7′ x 5′ and will be on display at Jacks Studios in Chelsea, NY until November 8, 2013.

All photos are shown below. Enjoy!

Tyra Banks as Cindy Crawford

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Cara Delevingne

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Kate Moss

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Lauren Hutton

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Grace Jones


Tyra Banks as Twiggy

Tyra Banks presents 15

 Tyra Banks as Linda Evangelista

Tyra Banks presents 15

 Tyra Banks as Claudia Schiffer

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Karlie Kloss


Tyra Banks as Jerry Hall

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Brooke Shields

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Iman

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as Carmen Dell’Orefice


Tyra Banks as Kate Upton

Tyra Banks presents 15

Tyra Banks as her 15-year-old self


Photographs by Udo Spreitzenbarth

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