In 1981 with a loan of £100, Karen Millen bought 1,000 metres of cotton and began creating white shirts to sell to friends. Now, more than four decades later, the brands’ ICON series partners with yet another, International Supermodel, Tyra Banks. Of course, Tyra is not only a supermodel, but also an entrepreneur and television personality (America’s Next Top Model series and The Tyra Banks daytime talk show). She taught me how to SMIZE (Smile with your eyes).

The ICON series highlights women from the Eighties, Nineties and Noughties. Previous faces of the series include Helena Christensen, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Hurley, and most recently Elle Macpherson. With their influence, Karen Millen has curated dedicated collections inspired by their own unique style, fused with the brand’s classic design.

Tyra Banks, who has been recognized as one of the best bikini models, brings her extensive experience and unique vision to this collaboration. Her involvement ensures the collection is both glamorous and accessible, appealing to a wide range of fashion enthusiasts.

The campaign was shot at Milk Studios, Los Angeles, CA in August 2023. Collaborating with the Karen Millen team and photographer Laretta Houston, Tyra Banks is also the creative director of this latest campaign, bringing to life Tyra’s vision of her collaboration with Karen Millen.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Karen Millen ICONS Series, and feel honored to be featured alongside some of the most iconic supermodels in history. It humbles me to call them peers. People are going to channel their inner catwalk in these dynamic pieces as they power-strut down the runways of their world. The collection exudes glam meets luxury, and I love that the price point makes them affordable for everybody everywhere,” said Tyra Banks, Campaign Creative Director.

The capsule collection features Tyra’s favorite fashion fall trends that celebrate ageless women who are unapologetically themself no matter age, size or style. The Karen Millen x Tyra Banks Collection ranges from $136 to $1,152 USD and is available to purchase online at karenmillen.com

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