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Tyra Banks Poses as Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne



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    Model and television host Tyra Banks

    You might say Tyra Banks is dressed to impress--or rather, she's offering up some pretty awesome impressions.

    The "America's Next Top Model" mastermind paid tribute to her fellow supermodels Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and newcomer Cara Delevigne by re-creating creative poses of each catwalker in a new photoshoot in honor of New York Fashion Week.

    "I've put my own spin on #NYFW w/a photo tribute to some of the fiercest #SuperModels ever. Unretouched. Real. Raw," she tweeted.

    No, this wasn't a "Top Model" challenge.

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    The 39-year-old Banks transformed herself for 15 black and white photographs for photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth's exhibition, Tyra Banks Presents: 15.

    The aim, according to the photog's website, is to capture "the likeness of her colleagues to address the powerful nature of these well-known symbols, while reminding them that 'imitation is the sincerely form of flattery."


    On mimicking the waif-thin Moss, Banks wrote:

    But perhaps the author, actress and erstwhile talk show host's favorite was the 47-year-old Crawford.

    Other fashion icons Banks emulates include Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Upton, Grace Jones, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, Twiggy, Carmen Dell-Orefice, Karlie Kloss, Jerry Hall and Iman. Tyra also posed as herself at age 15.

    Now that's fierce. The exhibit opens on Sept. 8 at Jack Studios in New York City.