So, we totally get wanting to be uber-artistic and pay homage to some of the best to ever do it, but has Tyra Banks gone too far with this latest project?
That’s right — that’s Tyra in whiteface serving up a little Cara Delevingne for a special photography project she calls ’15.’ Tyra released details about ’15’ via Twitter over the weekend, saying, “I’ve put my own spin on #NYFW w/ a photo tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw.”
Tyra worked with photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth for the project that will ultimately see her embody 15 supermodels in a series of unmanipulated black and white images.
While the idea of donning white face for the sake of art is still a things-that-make-you-go-hmmmm moment for us, Tyra insists that ’15’ “takes the notion of ‘black and white’ beyond the portrayed models’ ethnicity … a trademark feature — a birthmark, gap or a prominent brow — comes to symbolize a model’s identity, character and brand.”
Alright then, girl! Let’s see what Cara, Cindy and Kate have to say about this…