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Orange is the New Black

Laverne Cox and Andre Leon Talley on Caitlyn Jenner’s Style (VIDEO)

We think we can all agree that Caitlyn Jenner looks fabulous, but has their been too much media focus on her looks and fashion choices? Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox had a thing or two to say about that on Watch What Happen Live.

Last night, Sunday, July 12, Laverne and former America's Next Top Model judge Andre Leon Talley were guests on Andy Cohen's show, where one viewer asked what they think of Caitlyn's fashion choices. Unsurprisingly, they were positive, with Laverne saying, "She looks great," and Andre saying, "she looks fabulous ... she looks like a perfect wealthy, affluent, white women," which we're pretty sure is a compliment.

Things got more serious when Andy asked if his guests think there's been too much focus on what Caitlyn wears and what she looks like as a woman. Laverne gave one of her signature insightful replies to that question.

"I think the reality is ... that is part of the culture that we live in with women who are celebrities. I mean, I'm here in clothes that have been picked out for me by my stylist. That's part of the culture, but I think it's important when we talk about women — and trans women particularly — that we focus on who the person is beyond what we look like. I'd like to think that I have a lot more to offer beyond what I look like."

This echoes similar sentiments Laverne shared in a Tumblr post about Caitlyn's Vanity Fair cover, where she cheered on Caitlyn's success but also cautioned that our culture puts too much emphasis on how women look instead of who they are as people.

It certainly seems clear that, for Caitlyn, her transition isn't about getting to wear designer dresses or look a certain way — it's about expressing her true self. In a recent blog post at her website, Caitlyn explained that the best part of her transition is "just being able to be myself."

Yeah, Caitlyn is working it every time she steps out in a new outfit, and good on her for looking hot, but we agree with what Laverne said in her Tumblr post: "What I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul, the ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities."

07.13.2015 / 04:33 PM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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