Thursday, May 20, 2010

Crystal Renn Takes over the Fashion World

I was browsing the Ford Models website and stumbled upon some photos of plus size model Crystal Renn in this month's Tush Magazine. You probably recognize her from the infamous "One Size Fits All" editorial found in V Magazine we blogged about earlier this year. As a teen Crystal suffered from anorexia and forced herself to loose 90lbs so she could become a model! However, in 2003 she decided to give up the excessive dieting and switched to plus size modeling, in which her success came almost instantly! (Read her full bio here.)

Here are some shots of Crystal... I love how confident and strong she appears in every single one of her photos.

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Crystal Renn | Tush (Photography: Armin Morbach)

This next one is so elegant...
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I'm lovin the attitude in this last one!
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These gorgeous images make me feel sad to think that Crystal was originally told to shed ten inches off her hips. Why would you want to change someone who is so beautiful?

Recently, Crystal Renn took the fashion world by surprise when she walked for the Chanel Resort 2011 show. This news came somewhat of a shock to me since it was Karl Lagerfeld who notably stated "No one wants to see round women." Here are some photos from the show...

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At the moment, the fashion world seems to be obsessed with the return of curves. Let's just hope this switch towards a healthier ideal sticks around. In the future I hope that seeing a plus sized model in a high fashion setting will not be as much of a surprise......

The Ford website says that 2010 is Crystal's year... So I look forward to seeing more of her work!

xox Katie-Lu

21 comments:

AttemptingStyle said...

love her!

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

she is sooooo gorgeous :)

Char x

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

She is incredibly beautiful and I pride her on being comfortable with her body and loving it.

Francesca said...

Thanks for this post. I have a friend suffering from an eating disorder and it is comforting to know that this woman has such an amazing recovery story. Thanks again.
~Francesca

Dusk said...

How is this woman plus sized?? She is not even Rubenesque, she's rather Amazonian actually. Forget all that. She's quite simply divine.

I actually hope that in the future there is no such issue as the perfect size and that 'plus sized' is a term used only when referring to twins!!
...it has never made sense to me that a word that basically means "and" is used to describe big!

SabinePsynopsis said...

90lbs?!? Sounds crazy. She's such a gorgeous woman and Karl did it his words and showed flexibility... At last! Wishing you 2 a wonderful weekend! xoxo

daisychain said...

I have so much respect for this lady

Victoire said...

i love cystal in these shops...she looks so gorgeous and stunning and sensuous. i wish i could have some of her curves :)

xx
Ellevictoire

La Feem said...

Great post and great story, so incredible to see someone live their truth and then shine. Funny thing is she doesn't look big at all on the runway she looks healthy and vibrant!!! I don't think I would have called her out as "plus size" had I just seen it without the facts.

Diana Mieczan said...

Beautiful post....and she looks amazing and healthy...Great that you wrote about this:)
Have a fun weekend:)
Kisses

Dessinatrice said...

The fashion world is so unfair, she's not plus-sized at all, she's absolutely beautiful. Great post, I'm glad that she walked Chanel and hope to see her everywhere this year!

Ripped Nylon

Is This Real Life? said...

these are beautiful pictures!

Silvie said...

i love your blog and all the pictures you post up! and i also love your outfits!

Beth said...

I'm so glad this girl is changing things in the fashion world. She's gorgeous and confident.

I can't believe Lagerfeld said that about round women. Hopefully since Crystal walked in his show, he's changed his tune.

Dee said...

Wow, she is not only stunning but inspirational! It's surprising but sounds like a good thing that she walked for Chanel. Hopefully it opens the door for other girls too

Melanie said...

She is stunning. She's on the swim suit edition cover of Glamour this month. Kind of pisses me off that she's refereed to as plus-sized though.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such a nice looking girl. I'm drawn to her confidence more than her looks. She photographs well, too. The model industry is changing...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I absolutely love her! And I felt the same way you did when I saw her on the Chanel Resort runway. Karl of all people! Well I hope this is a change for the better and that designers continue to use women who actually look like women and not stick figures.

Hope u had a great weekend and got that bike ride in :)

xoxo

Dancing Branflake said...

I love her and I love that she is becoming a household name. She is so beautiful and hard working.

Jocelyn said...

She is gorgeous! But 10 inches off her hips? Thats horrible. I'm glad she didn't cave!

I love your blog, And I can't beleive that you two found all that amazing stuff at a thrift store. Teach me your secrets! haha. Lovely blog, I will have to stop by again for sure!

-joce

Jessica said...

i hope this 'healthy model' trend will stick too ! Girls with skin on they're bones are so pretty