Thanks to a few Photoshopping scandals and the still-hot debate about larger sizes in fashion, it’s nearly impossible to talk about Crystal Renn without talking body image. The plus-size/curvy/whatever-you-want-to-call-her model just landed this Chanel campaign, which shows only her face. For Renn, this work with the brand points to a positive shift in fashion aesthetics. She tells Fashionista, “I think the fashion industry is changing and is more open to a new ideal … It’s about a personality and a moment captured..it’s not about body size it’s about talent and effort…I hope the industry sees this [campaign] as an example of that.” Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
It might not seem like it, but there is quite a bit of variance in model bodies. Take the following, for example: Crystal Renn (the “curvy” model), Heidi Klum (the ’90s swimsuit body, or just “the body”), and the more contemporary Agyness Deyn (the flat-chested, boyish model). If you could have one of these ladies’ physiques, which would you choose and why? Keep reading »
If you get caught Photoshopping a beautiful, healthy, full-figured woman to look like a twiglet, you should have one of your fingers chopped off. And I think supermodel Crystal Renn will agree: she told Glamour magazine she was “shocked” to see startling photos of her posing for a Fashion for Passion promotion, looking far, far skinnier than her size 10 or 12 plus-size model frame.
These pics were especially troubling given Renn’s hellacious bout with anorexia while trying to be a “straight size” model, which she described doing battle with in her recent memoir, Hungry. Rest assured, Renn has not re-developed her eating disorder. Instead, it’s just that Photoshop has struck again. Keep reading »
Crystal Renn looks very svelte in these recently released Fashion for Passion promotional photos. [Ford Models] Keep reading »
Everyone’s favorite plus-size model Crystal Renn posed rather suggestively for an editorial in Tush magazine. Nothing goes better with a bouffant and Chanel earrings than a sucker and lil’ side boob! [Design Scene] Keep reading »