crystal renn, arguably the world’s most gorgeous “plus size” model, is featured in chanel’s fall 2010 ads. (p.s., she’s a size 10.)

there has been a lot of chatter today that lagerfeld is taking a chance on renn – some people have expressed shock that lagerfeld would feature a plus size model.

we’re sort of thinking there’s nothing shocking about this ad except that they’ve decided to only show renn from the shoulders up.

what do you think? do you think progress has been made in the fashion industry since chanel is using a “plus size” model in their fall ads? do you think this is shocking, even after chanel featured renn in their cruise runway presentation this summer?

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3 thoughts on “chanel

  1. Crystal Renn is arguably one of the most truly gorgeous models in the industry, the words “taking a chance on” and “Crystal Renn” should never ever be in the same sentence. Hooray to Mr. Lagerfeld for choosing one of the world’s most beautiful and stylish models for his campaign, but he also gets a wag of the finger for only showing her from shoulders up, I mean her body is gorgeous, she has a more beautiful shape than any bag of bones on the runway, and clothes look amazing on her.
    When designers decide they want actual women to model their clothes instead of walking hangers for their garments, all models will look like Crystal.

  2. I think Crystal is gorgeous – regardless of her size. I think that Lagerfeld taking a “chance” on her was the smartest thing he could have done because it blows open a whole new demographic and if nothing else, makes him a talked-about figure because of the pseudo-controversial ads. I’m also pretty sure that Renn is on her way to being the next supermodel – we haven’t had one of those in a while!

  3. I think it’s great that companies are starting to use plus size models. For decades women who were overweight or even average weight would strive to look like some of the models in ad campaigns. It led to anorexia, bulimia and sometimes even suicide. Horray for Chanel.

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