- Tyra Banks wore a showstopping burgundy House of JMC dress on Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
- Her stylist told Insider he asked designer Julian Mendez to “build the gown fit for a Queen.”
- Banks called the look “magic” on Instagram.
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JoJo Siwa may have danced a sparkling cha-cha to Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s hit “Rain On Me” on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars,” but host Tyra Banks’ outfit screamed “look at me” and everyone paid attention.
Banks wore a burgundy House of JMC dress with eye-catching wings in the front that almost made it look like the model was engulfed in a cocoon. The dress had a short hemline in the front and a long, elegant train in the back.
The look was finished off with a pair of sheer lace gloves with black and burgundy crystal accents.
When reached by Insider, Banks’ stylist Eric Archibald said in a statement that he and his costylist Natalia Barzilai added the gloves to make a “bold statement.”
He said the goal was to highlight the host’s “amazing figure” and noted that he and his team “only had a few days” to pull off the “masterpiece.” Archibald added that he’d asked couture designer Julian Mendez to “build the gown fit for a Queen.”
Many fans thought the look was at least good enough to eat. “WHY DOES TYRA LOOK LIKE BOWTIE PASTA WHAT ARE WE DOING????” one viewer scream-tweeted.
-Sara Michelle (@sarambcraft) September 28, 2021
Tim Wronka, a reporter at Spectrum Bay News 9, joked on Twitter that Tyra looked like she belonged in “Jurassic Park,” saying that Banks was “looking like she just killed Newman.”
-Brenda Murph (@mamurf41) September 28, 2021
Banks was unfazed by the commotion and jokes, as any bona fide supermodel would be, and continued to praise her look.
“Wings or a Fan?” she asked her Instagram followers, before commending her stylists for working “their magic to make this happen.”
“Dancing with the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.