Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crystal Renn for Chanel Controversy

Chanel September Campaign with Crystal Renn

Chanel has come under fire after hiring plus-size model Crystal Renn for their September 2010 reopening campaign then 'cropping' out her body.

Firstly, it's Chanel - and secondly, IT'S CHANEL. As far as I'm concerned Karl Lagerfeld can do no wrong. A model is only featured to give a shot the look the label wants. This is that look. There's nothing more to be said.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 Campaign with Renn on the left

Renn, who is a size 14, is also featured in Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2010 ad campaign and - compared with her shots for V magazine this year - she's been fairly well shaved down in the body department here.

Isn't it better for Chanel to only show the top part of the model (and the most important area for their ad) than for Gaultier to show the entire body but cut the model in half?

Renn for V Magazine this year

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