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Crystal Renn Models For Zac Posen Pre-Fall, The World Wonders About Her Weight Again

We’re beginning to wonder if the size debate surrounding model Crystal Renn will ever die down. She’s been hailed a plus-size icon but keeps stunning audiences with her fluctuating weight. For her latest work, she modeled for Zac Posen‘s pre-fall 2011 lookbook and can hardly be called plus-sized by these photos. We become more and more confused as to whether we should be praising Renn, or critical when she loses weight. (In the end, we don’t mean to make judgments, bash, or use her as a global example; it’s just that it’s hard to not talk about it.) In these pics, she’s not stick-thin, and it feels almost stupid that we can praise just that. But … she does look very svelte, especially in a pose where she wraps her hands around her entire waist … can anyone do that besides incredibly thin people? [Vogue UK] Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Gets Plastic Surgery For Vogue Paris

The last time we checked in with (former?) plus-sized model Crystal Renn, she was having an orgy with a plate of spaghetti. Now, she’s gone a few steps further down the weird trail with a new editorial in Vogue Paris — the December issue is guest-edited by designer Tom Ford — in which she plays a plastic surgery victim and frolics with young men. She also bares her cooch and generally looks like a loon. Check out some more examples of Crystal gone wild after the jump. Keep reading »

Would You Wear These: Prada Eyebrow Glasses?

Crystal Renn loves these Eyebrow Glasses from Prada’s fall/winter 2010 collection so much she’s going to turn them into her prescription glasses. We’ve been seeing a resurgence in the cat’s eye glasses trend; however, these are a real first. Playful, feminine and possibly a little snarky, these glasses could be really cute on the right girl. So tell us, is that girl YOU or do you think these are best left for playing dress-up?! Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Explains Weight Loss

“In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn’t ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That’s a fear that goes through your mind, whenever you’re getting over an addiction or a disease like anorexia, yeah, I absolutely was worried. But then I guess you could say my life changed in a really drastic way. For one, there was a split-up that I went through that was very difficult, and I thought, ‘You know what? I need to be in a good place. I need to find me again.’ So I went with my grandmother to Patagonia.[...] And I went backpacking for three weeks and I came back and I had lost some weight. And basically I’ve been traveling ever since. This is just how my body is now. It’s great. I have to be honest, when I was a size 12, I was just like, ‘This is how it is. Just accept it, like, love it. And I did.’ And then to have it change all over again, it’s kind of been an adjustment for me. It’s been strange, actually, because it’s not something I’ve been trying to do.”

Crystal Renn talks to New York magazine about embracing exercise again after an eight-year hiatus, and how her new lifestyle has changed her body. [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Eating In French Vogue: Gross Or Glamorous?

French Vogue‘s 90th anniversary issue continues to shock. The editorials inside include this sure-to-inspire-debate series of plus-size model Crystal Renn gorging on squid, slathering herself in spaghetti, and putting away a plate of chicken. To up the controversy, the photographer is Terry Richardson. Personally, I like the photographs — I think they’re beautiful and sort of funny — and after having watched and read multiple interviews with Renn, I find it highly unlikely she’d agree to do it if she wasn’t on board with it. Check out more after the jump and speak your mind in the comments. Keep reading »

Crystal Renn Dances In A Leotard

These days, posting about model Crystal Renn poses something of a conundrum. If we say, “She looks like she lost weight,” it seems as if we’re as preoccupied with her body size as all those who couldn’t stop crowing about her plus-sized-ness when she was a seemingly fuller-figured girl. In any case, we think any woman with enough confidence to bust a move in a nude VPL bodysuit in front of a video camera is worthy of a round of applause. We’re going to make ours now. [Dossier] Keep reading »

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