Style & Beauty

Tyra Banks’ Iconic Style Moments, From The '90s To Now

The "America's Next Top Model" host is quite the fashion chameleon.
12/04/2018 05:45am ET

Tyra Banks is one of the most famous faces in fashion.

The supermodel, who rose to fame in the ’90s alongside the likes of Claudia Schiffer and Amber Valletta, has broken boundaries in the industry. In 1996, she became the first black woman on the cover GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (she posed with Valeria Mazza). In 1997, she graced the SI Swimsuit issue solo ― another iconic moment in her career.

Of course, Banks is also responsible for bringing us the TV masterpiece otherwise known as “America’s Next Top Model.” It was on that reality competition series that Banks taught us all about the “booty tooch” and “smize.”

Banks also hosted her own talk show, aptly titled “The Tyra Banks Show,” from 2005 to 2011, and “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 and 2018 (which is rumored to be her final year). She also famously appeared in the movie “Life Size” alongside a young Lindsay Lohan and will star in a sequel, which is set to air this month.

On top of all that, Banks is a published author; she released her book, Perfect Is Boring, in April, written with her mother.

On Tuesday, the supermodel and TV star will celebrate her 45th birthday. As our way of celebrating, we’re taking a look back at her most stylish moments through the years. From runways to red carpets, scroll through to see them all:

1991
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Banks walks in the Yves Saint Laurent spring 1992 show, held in Paris in October 1991.
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Banks wears a cap in an undated photo.
1993
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The model walks the runway for the Saint Laurent fall/winter 1993-1994 ready-to-wear show in 1993 in Paris.
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Banks in an undated photo, wearing a shirt with her name printed on it.
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Banks rocks a Canadian tuxedo in this undated photo.
Circa 1993
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Banks on the set of a 1993 episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
1994
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Banks in a shimmering blue dress at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) Awards in New York City.
1994
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Banks on the red carpet at the 26th annual NAACP Awards on Jan. 5
1994
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Banks and John Singleton arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California.
1994
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Banks at the premiere of "Beverly Hills Cop 3" in Beverly Hills.
1994
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The model during the Women in Film Crystal Awards luncheon on June 10 in Beverly Hills.
1994
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Banks at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City for the "Ready to Wear" premiere.
1995
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Banks wears a white dress at the Essence Awards in New York City on May 12.
1996
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Banks at a Sports Illustrated promotional event Jan. 23 in New York City.
1996
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Banks attends the fourth annual ESPY Awards.
1996
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Banks walks the red carpet at the 68th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
1997
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Banks stuns in a white dress at the ESPY awards.
1997
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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl poses with a copy of the magazine at a press conference in New York City.
1997
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Banks during the fifth annual Michael Awards for the Fashion Industry in New York City.
1997
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The supermodel unveils the $3 million diamond dream bra at a Victoria's Secret store in New York City.
1998
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Banks attends the NBA All-Star Shoot Out on Feb. 7 in New York City.
1998
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Banks wears a sparkling dress on the red carpet at the 70th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
1998
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The model attends the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1998
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At the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.
1998
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Banks at an event celebrating the GQ "Men of the Year" in New York City.
1999
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At the Teen Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
1999
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Banks celebrates her 26th birthday with GQ magazine.
2000
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Banks at the ESPY Awards in Las Vegas.
2000
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The actress wears a purple gown at the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
2000
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Banks during the "Coyote Ugly" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre.
2001
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The model attends the 7th annual Blockbuster Awards on April 10 in Los Angeles.
2006
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Banks attends "Entertainment Tonight" and People magazine's annual Emmy after-party at The Mondrian in Los Angeles on Aug. 27.
2002
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The former Victoria's Secret model at the opening of a new Victoria's Secret store Nov. 19 in New York City's Herald Square.
2003
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At the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards on March 8.
2003
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The model appears at the UPN Upfront previews on May 15, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
2003
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Banks walks the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City.
2004
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Banks walks the red carpet at the 61st annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
2005
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Banks on the red carpet at the 47th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.
2005
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At the UPN network upfront event at New York's Madison Square Garden on May 19.
2005
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At Fashion Rocks at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 8.
2006
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Banks attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Madea's Family Reunion."
2007
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Banks channels Donatella Versace at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event on Feb. 8 in Beverly Hills.
2008
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At the Calvin Klein Collection spring 2009 runway show on Sept. 11 in New York City.
2008
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Banks arrives at the first annual BET Honors gala at the Warner Theater on Jan. 12 in Washington, D.C.
2009
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At the launch party for "America's Next Top Model" at New York City's Gotham Hall on Jan. 12.
2010
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Banks attends The CW: It's a Reality at Simyone Lounge on Feb. 23 in New York City.
2010
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Banks makes a stunning entrance at Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party at Hotel Pozzo di Borgo on Sept. 30 in Paris.
2012
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Banks attends the Endometriosis Foundation of America's 4th annual Blossom Ball at the New York Public Library on March 15 in New York City.
2012
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On the red carpet at the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on April 24 in New York City.
2012
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The TV personality arrives at the 2012 Television Critics Association's Summer Party on July 29 for CBS, Showtime and The CW in Beverly Hills.
2012
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Banks attends the Marchesa spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Sept. 12 in New York City.
2013
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Banks arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.
2014
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On the red carpet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Jan. 14.
2015
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Banks attends the "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 22 premiere party at Greystone Manor on July 28 in West Hollywood.
2016
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The model attends the Simply Stylist "Do What You Love" fashion and beauty conference March 19 at The Grove in Los Angeles.
2017
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On the red carpet for the "America's Got Talent" Season 12 kickoff on March 27 in California.
2018
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Banks attends the New York City screening of Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" on Feb. 13.
2018
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The model attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 launch event on Feb. 14 in New York City.
2018
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At the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20.
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