Tyra Banks - the mastermind of gimmicks - is at it again. Banks - who once had her breasts examined on TV to show everybody they were "real" - is now dressing up as Michelle Obama for the September cover of Harper's Bazaar. "It's a full makeover," said one spy. "You know how Tyra likes to do that stuff. And she'll get a lot of press off it." A rep for Banks didn't return calls.
Fashion magazines' September issues are historically their biggest and most important of the year.
This is not the first time this election cycle that Bazaar has gone political without the actual assistance of the candidates. In January, the Hearst-owned mag ran a spread called "The Politics of Fashion," featuring cardboard cutouts of the candidates.
Vanity Fair recently named Michelle Obama to its "International Best-Dressed List."