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America's Next Top Model, Fashion News, Models, Television

Tyra Banks blames poor economy on firing Paulina Porizkova from ‘America’s Next Top Model’

By Kimberley Foster on May 20th, 2009

tyrabanks_paulinaporizkova_fired.jpgHas Paulina Porizkova become just another victim of the global economic crisis? That is what Tyra Banks is citing after the Czech model was fired as judge on America’s Next Top Model. The only problem is that Paulina doesn’t quite see it that way.

She revealed on the Late Late Show that she was fired because it was suggested that she had a big ego. She then insinuated on Access Hollywood that behind-the-scenes Tyra is a diva, who was consistently late to set and only spoke to her in front of the cameras. Now, Tyra has responded to the claims by releasing the following statement:

“The current state of the economy has forced shows to make major budget cuts industry wide. America’s Next Top Model is not immune to these financially challenging times. We’ve had to make significant cuts in every area of the production and, unfortunately, Paulina was a casualty of these cuts.”

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Gallery, Haute Couture, Paris Fashion Week

ShinyStyle Gallery: Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer ’09, Paris Fashion Week

By Kimberley Foster on January 26th, 2009

From Catwalk Queen’s Kimberley Foster…

Ah, John Galliano. How I do love you. Despite the lack in expected editor attendance at Paris Couture Week, it doesn’t appear to have bothered our designers. As you can see, Galliano hasn’t scaled back his Haute Couture spring/summer ’09 offering for Christian Dior, and I’d be surprised if others don’t follow suit. Crinoline gowns in all shapes, sizes, and colours stormed the catwalk in Paris on Sunday. Adorned in beads and embroideries, each piece was inspired by Vemeer paintings and was paraded in front of a stained glass backdrop.

Click here to view our show gallery.

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[Photos: Miquel Benitez/Nicolas Khayat/Enigma/Rex Features]

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