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Because there’s no such thing as giving this issue too much airtime, check out this video of Crystal Renn and model-turned-documentary filmmaker Sara Ziff talking about the dearth of size (and race) diversity on the runways with the head of Fordham’s Fashion Law Institute Susan Scafidi. Renn makes quite possibly the most solid point about the whole issue in arguing that if designers actually showed their clothes on a wide variety of models, people would stop looking at the models and look only at the clothes.
This was the week that Fall Fashion Week started! As such, we talked to tons of cool people (Tim Gunn, Simon Doonan and Rachel Roy among them), gawked at some pretty clothes and still got our fill of gossip. Allow us to fill you in on Tom Ford, Vogue Paris, Michelle Obama and more.
Tom Ford‘s December issue of Vogue Paris is shaping up to be a doozy. In addition to putting himself on the cover and wearing a Native American headdress, Ford shot Crystal Renn for a perils of plastic surgery spread, styled by Carine Roitfeld and terrifying in both its fantasy and accuracy.
Crystal Renn stars in a spread in the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar and while the model looks stunning, she also looks, well, skinny.
Make all the Old Spice quips you want, but Crystal Renn‘s spread in this December’s Elle Canada is no joke. The plus-size model was shot by genius photo duo Leda and St. Jacques in a stable, and in the photos she prances around with all the pretty ponies wearing only red and black gowns and a riding helmet. And we think it’s fabulous.
On Thursday, Crystal Renn walked a runway at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York wearing a latex bodysuit and nipple pasties for Carine Gilson’s first lingerie show in twenty years. Considering the scene, it should come as no surprise that when New York Magazine’s Jada Yuan chatted with Renn after the show, the conversation hewed to the theme of the evening: underwear.
So-called plus sized model Crystal Renn walked in three major shows during Paris Fashion Week, and getting tapped by Zac Posen, Jean Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld‘s shows would be a huge deal for any model. Renn says it’s a breakthrough, but we’re not holding our breath just yet.
Vogue Paris is celebrating its 90th anniversary issue this October, and naturally editor Carine Roitfeld has pulled out all the stops. But while we normally applaud Roitfeld’s riskiness, we suspect this editorial — shot by Terry Richardson and starring plus-size ambassador Crystal Renn — may be her most provocative and possibly offensive yet.
With tweets, posts, and news of fashion week already pouring in, we here at Styleite are drowning in anticipation of the upcoming shows. And this season is sure to impress – and surprise, no doubt – with many firsts in store for New York Fashion Week. Not only is this the first time fashion week’s new home will host the shows, but this September will mark the very first time plus-size fashion will enjoy a spotlight – and runway – all its own.
Crystal Renn, the so-called plus sized model who’s been in the media spotlight of late, is starring in a new ad for Chanel. And to avoid the airbrushing controversy that landed Renn on The Today Show the last time her body was digitally manipulated, Karl Lagerfeld just shot her from the chest up.
Renn is not busy defending plus size modeling, she’s, well, a model — and an incredible one at that. On the cusp of her recent photoshop debacle, these photos of Crystal surfaced, posing seductively in the August issue of French Vogue. It’s sad that much of the focus on Renn remains solely on the fact that she’s considered plus size. But this spread reminds those that forget that her modeling skills trump her message.
On The Today Show this morning, Crystal sat down with Meredith Vieira to talk about the photo scandal and the effect it had on her.
We were all shocked and confused when photos of a svelte Crystal Renn posing for Fashion For Passion’s newest tees surfaced. Was this photoshopped? Or did Crystal in fact lose a ton of weight, despite all of the media hype surrounding the increasingly popular plus-size model’s campaign for diversity in the industry? Finally, in hopes of setting the record straight, the model has responded.
Crystal Renn, Edita Vilkeviciute, Guinevere Van Seenus, Julia Stegner and Missy Rayder are the models being featured in V Magazine’s Sexy Body Issue. And for a publication that by nature is associated with the tag NSFW, it comes as no surprise that the spread is mind-blowingly sexy.
In case you missed it, designer cum reality TV judge Julien Macdonald created a mini stir when he took it upon himself to promote the new UK version of Top Model by slamming plus sized models. In a recent interview Macdonald said he planned to take his duties as one of the show’s scouts seriously–meaning [...]
When Crystal Renn walked in Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Cruise Show earlier this month, some people hailed it as a milestone for the plus-size movement, while others pointed out that Renn looked, well, just like a normal model.
The product of Karl’s genius resulted in a film short, a star-studded runway show, and a lightweight, floral, 70s style and St. Tropez-inspired collection. Hide your credit card bills from Rodger, Rachel Zoe, there are some caftans with your name on them.