Tyra Takes Her Claws to Karlie Kloss

Look away. She dares you. Photo: Imaxtree

Model Karlie Kloss is on the rise, but we're not sure if that's a good thing if Tyra Banks is in the audience. If you've not seen it, the Kloss walk features a kind of stoned death stare; she moves in slow motion, swaying her head from side to side in such a way that if laser beams were to suddenly shoot out of her eyes — and we suspect they might any minute now — she would obliterate everyone in the first two rows. So when Kloss floated by Banks at the Jill Stuart show this afternoon, Banks noticed. Tyra excitedly tapped her purple-haired neighbor, indicating this was the moment she'd been waiting for. Her eyes adopted the same couldn't-give-a-shit glare as Kloss; she dropped her chin, and slowly swayed her head from side to side, transforming herself into a Kloss zombie. Her companion laughed excitedly and so Tyra did the routine again. And again. Then she turned to her other front-row neighbor, the ubiquitous Nigel Barker, and did it again. Nigel shook his head and, though we didn't hear their conversation, they seemed to agree they didn't know what the hell Kloss was doing. Whatever it was, it's been working: The girl's barely 15 years old and has been owning the runways all week. —Amy Odell