The 2011 Met Ball honoring British designer Alexander McQueen was held last night. Today we are going to go over the fashions. You know the drill… who was hot and who most certainly was not. Who did you love, hate, or feel very meh about? Photos from The Cut.
The Best from l to r:
J. Lo, Diane Kruger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,Iman, Florence Welch, Crystal Renn, Shalom Harlow, Daphne Guinness, Kristen Dunst, Karen Elson, Sarah Burton and Ashley Olsen
Crystal Renn is the new face of Jimmy Choo. She has been getting job after job. I think she looks great in these pictures. I do think it is weird that she made such a fuss last year about not losing weight and then she went and lost weight, but whatever. That is her prerogative. I am just glad that she is getting work because she is an amazing model. Check out the rest of the pictures here at The Fashion Spot.
For the Chanel show Karl Largerfeld used: Plus Size Model Crystal Renn, Supermodel and Karl’s Frienemy Ines de la Fressange, and Two of His Favorite Male Models plus a baby (Brad Koenig and son and Baptiste Giabiconi).
As much as I love paying attention to all of the different fashion weeks, it can get overwhelming. Can you imagine if I had to travel to all of them. I did New York this year that was crazy. I mean it was fun, but it was crazy ripping and running all over town, and doing homework, and doing blog work. Anyway….I think Paris Fashion Week ends on Wednesday. In the meantime, check out these collections. Photos from Style.com.
John Galliano designed some kind of sailor themed Christian Dior show that seemed more Gilligan’s Island than anything. It wasn’t bad. When I heard the reports of a sailor themed show, I said to myself uh-oh not another sailor themed fashion show, but I liked it. I think it was the colors and prints that did it for me.
Cacharel was beautiful. The colors were amazing. The prints were amazing! Very impressed with what I saw. I would buy so many of the dresses in that show. They were so bright and beautiful.
Jean Paul Gaultier gets a standing ovation from me. He used plus sized models again. AGAIN! He used Beth Ditto, Crystal Renn, and Marguita Pring. The collection was inspired by rock and roll and Joan Jett, hence the wigs.
Viktor & Rolf’s collection was inspired by the men’s shirt. I love how they took said inspiration and made pants that looked like they were made from shirt arms, and big linebacker tops that looked like shirt exploded many times over. The design duo always know how to create something creative that you might not have thought of doing before.
Like I said in the other review post, the woman that these designers are creating clothes for is growing up. Even when she is edgy, she is mature in the way that she dresses. Honestly I think it is great, because women have to mature in their tastes and sense of style. That doesn’t mean that you can’t keep the same sense of style or taste. You just have to mature and embrace change. There are a lot of looks this season that are great for ladies who lunch, young business professionals, and those women that want to look pulled together without looking fussy. This post is going to be long, so I am going to break it up into little bits. Photos from Style.com.
Prabal Gurung’s latest collection is one of his best yet. He used bright color when he needed it and used neutrals when he needed to tone down things, and yet there was a balance between the two.
Jason Wu showed another wonderful collection. Another trend that I have noticed this season is the sheer look. I think it started at Richard Chai and moved on from there. So if you are comfortable going bare…DO IT!!!!
Z Spoke by Zac Posen is Zac Posen’s new lower-priced line that is aimed at young customers. This line still features loads of color and crazy prints, and is young and flirty. While I do think Crystal Renn’s weight is her business, she was looking a little hungry (no pun intended) as she walked in this show.
Doo.Ri’s collection was beautiful and ghostly. Sometimes mostly white collections can get to be a little boring, but this one was full of one beautiful piece after another.
With A Détacher, Mona Kowalska created a collection that reminds me of fall. It irks me when designers design for the wrong season, but this collection actually looks really good.
Alexander Wang showed a dark, dark, dark collection last season, but this season he decided to go the lightest light he could go. Like Doo.Ri show, the clothes were mostly white with a few muted colors sprinkled in the mix. The whole collection was very natural.
Crystal Renn has been ranked in the Top 50 Women Models on Models.com! Crystal came in on the list at #36 and is the only model that is above the standard model size of 0/2 to make the ranking. This is a defining moment in not only her career but for all models. Models.com introduced her on the Top 50 list with the following summary… “With back to back issues of Vogue Paris, serious rotation in V magazine, a Gaultier campaign this season and runway presence for Gaultier and Chanel the message is clear. Crystal Renn is simply put, an extraordinarily good model.” Check out Crystal Renn on Models.com here. What do you think of Crystal ranking on the Top 50? Do you agree with ranking #36?
Don’t get me wrong. I love the Photoshop software, but people abuse it. Crystal Renn is mad that some photographer Photoshopped the heck out of her body, and she should be. When the pictures came out, everyone wondered if she was suffering from an eating disorder again. The weight loss looked that severe.
Well… a video from the shoot surfaced, and you can clearly see that her body was distorted by some kind of technological device, and I don’t think it was caused by the camera or the camera angle like the photographer said it was.
Here is what Crystal Renn had to say:
“…well, that body doesn’t look like my body. It doesn’t. Having had an eating disorder, I know what that very thin body looks like on me, and it’s not something I find attractive. It’s not something I aspire to.” “I feel completely confident in my own health because I know I don’t look like that, but even to see it in an image was really disturbing to me.”
Check out the fall campaign for Jean Paul Gaultier. It was shot by two of my favorite photographers, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The ad feautures Crystal Renn and Kelly Moreira ! I think it is so pretty. What do you think?
Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X! I can’t wait to see this movie. I remember seeing still shots on a blog last month. The clothes were so fabulous. Now all I have to do is figure out what time it is here when Europe is going through 7:30 CET. If anyone knows let me know. I am EST.
Oh one more thing! Crystal Renn is supposed to walk in the Chanel Resort show in St. Tropez today! WHAT WHAT!
From Modelinia: After her appearance on the red carpet at the Met Ball with Karl Lagerfeld, model fans have been discussing the possibilities on the horizon for Elisa Sednaoui. Chanel campaign? New besties? Model/designer collaboration?
It seems Elisa is the model actress of Karl’s eye. Tomorrow, the designer will unveil his brand new film, Remember Now, as part of the massive Chanel Cruise 2011 presentation in Saint Tropez. As you know, the cast is filled with models, including Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Abbey Lee Kershaw, but it seems Elisa has a very special, leading lady role! She stars alongside Pascal Greggory in the short film, full of models, Chanel designs, and hints of Karl – including a pile of iPods. The full film will air on Tuesday May 11th, 7:30 PM CET on Chanel News. With her movie roles in mind, this is the perfect marriage of fashion and film for Elisa.
Today’s Bad Bish, Crystal Renn, goes blonde for the Feb 2010 issue of Italian Vanity Fair! I love it. I think it is great that she changed her hair for this editorial. Great models are the ones that can change and transform. Look at what change did for Linda Evangelista’s career. Good job Crystal. You can check out the rest of the pics at Madison Plus.
I told you guys about the V magazine issue with plus size models in this post. Well…. we have a little sneak peak here. They show two models of different builds but similiar looks. In this case you have Jacquelyn Jablonski: 5 ft, 9 in; 32/24/34 and Crystal Renn: 5 ft, 9 in; 36/31/41. They put them in the same clothes with the same styling and hair. Then they told them to do similar poses for photographer Terry Richardson. At first I wasn’t to keen on the idea of doing a skinny vs. not so skinny shoot, but I must say Crystal Renn fills the clothes out nicely. I really would like to see more of that on the runway. Not to say that skinny models should be banned all together now. I realize that people come in all shapes and sizes, therefore there should be a mix of sizes in stores and on the runway. Photos from The Cut.
If you haven’t heard it yet, V Magazine is going to do a plus size model issue with some pretty famous photographers. Read the news story here. The thing that really gets my goat is that fact that one of the photographers is none other than Mr. Karl I Hate Fat People Even Though I Used to Be Fat Lagerfeld. Remember when he used to look like this… Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? Remember when he said this and that. Self-hate is horrible, especially when you are in denial. What say you good readers?
The Curvy Fashionista has the scoop on the May issue of Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar. The mag just so happens to have an editorial with one of my favorite plus sized models, Crystal Renn. I remember the first time I saw her. It made me feel like she’s big, I’m big, and we are both beautiful. Haters are gonna hate. If she can be confident in her body and herself, then so can I. To see the rest of the photos, go to The Curvy Fashionista or buy a copy of the new Australian Harper’s Bazaar.