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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Tyra Banks in Butterfly Clips

The first time around.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In 'Great Outfits in Fashion History,' Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Before she was rooting for you, before Tyra Mail and even before Eve spoke about herself in the third person to a preteen Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks had already established herself as a supermodel — and a trendsetter. 

At the 3rd annual GQ Men of the Year Awards in 1998, Banks wore a classic pair of butterfly clips, adorning two half-pigtails with the oversized fluttery accessories. They were the focal point of a spot-on look that also checked plenty of other boxes when it came to what was ultra-trendy at the time: stick-straight hair, glossy lips, a spaghetti strap dress and strappy sandals. 

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As we relive so many '90s and early aughts trends — especially in the realm of hair accessories — it's nice to take a look back and remember how they were worn the first time around. In the gallery below, shop updated takes on the butterfly clip trend.

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