Crystal Renn by Terry Richardson

September 29, 2010

I don't know if I have mentioned it before but i'm not the biggest Crystal Renn fan (my favorite plus size model is newcomer Tara Lynn) and this photoshoot doesn't help that. I know a lot of other bloggers and plus size girls admire her but I just..don't. I love models of every shape and size, but we don't have to like models just because they're plus sized. Sidenote: Is Crystal even considered a plus sized model anymore? She walked the Zac Posen Spring 2011 Show on September 11th and looked tiny to me!

This shoot grabbed my attention but not in a good way. My first thoughts were "w.t.f" which was then followed by a couple of minutes of staring at my screen with my mouth open. I don't think this is her best work and i'm really disappointed that she agreed to work with Terry Richardson, the most overrated photographer in recent years - who also happens to be a sexist pervert. I think any woman with self respect would (and should!) stay away from him. Terry sticks to his usual theme of a model posing provocatively against a white wall, very exciting.




Model: Crystal Renn | Photographer: Terry Richardson | Stylist: Carine Roitfeld | Vogue Paris, October 2010


Yeah, the idea of squid sliding down someones throat is incredibly sexy, way to go Terry. I don't know what the exact message behind this is. A plus sized woman loves her food, women are pieces of meat (in Terry's eyes), Crystal trying to prove she doesn't have an eating disorder..who knows. She is styled beautifully which is the only positive thing I have to say!

What do you girls think?

xoxo

61 comments:

  1. To be honest, these photos look disgusting. And she's not pretty, she's just pulling faces that are crap :/

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  2. I think these pictures are horrible. I agree with you, what's the message?

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  3. these are very weird pictures. :/
    not really feeling them.
    but i have never like terry richardson.
    xoox

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  4. I think the way people view "plus size" is epitified in these pictures. How embarrassing. I happen to think she is gorgeous. Not a matter of plus or not plus. She def looks better with meat on her bones.. but these pictures are basically a slap in the face. im disappointed she agreed to it. =/

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  5. As a vegetarian don't you think objectifying animals like that (as food and lumps of meat) is pretty disgusting? I don't like her anyway but anyone misusing living creatures as objects just makes me dislike her more (same with Gaga) xxx

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  6. Ick, I feel a little sick looking at the squid photo. I hate the photography, it's so bland and he's managed to make someone as amazing looking as Crystal Renn look dowdy.

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  7. aw yes, the model who was famously photoshopped thin in order to look 'beautiful'
    not much of a fan of her or this editorial, the squid one gives me the creeps

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  8. Totally agree... I think they're awful and that's mainly because the subject is food... I just don't get it?

    She's done herself no favours here.

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  9. The photos are awful, I don't understand how the photos are supposed to sell shoes!

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  10. gross. this is not even gross in an artistic way. its just offensive.

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  11. Don't like this one. Sorry Crystal.

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  12. I posted on my thoughts immediately after seeing this editorial this morning: www.prettyfacenowaist.tumblr.com

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  13. i couldn't agree more...what is the point? she's "plus sized" (a stretch) so let's feature her gorging herself and posing seductively with food? really don't like it. i dont really like the styling much, either! disappointing indeed.

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  14. Im not loving it either I saw your update and quickly clicked and guess what? ....wtf came to my mind as well...I dont know what to say Im just not liking it...it does not appeal to me.

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  15. Nothing about this photoshoot is appealing at all. It's not artistic & I wouldn't even say controversial.. just disgusting.
    And she definitely doesn't look plus sized!
    On the other hand, I like her jewellery! haha.

    Kyrie x

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  16. I HATE TERRY RICHARDSON THAT PRICK CAN DIE IN A FIRE

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  17. what a cop out! she def isnt a plus sized model anymore as shown in your link. apart from the styling as you said, pretty boring editorial. xoxo avs

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  18. i like crystal, but i don't like this editorial, at all. the first time i saw the pictures i just shook my head.

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  19. Yeah, when I first saw these photo's, I didn't like them. I don't like every editorial I see though, so I shrugged it off. You can't please everyone, I just don't understand what is supposed to be appealing about the theme. The clothes are nice, but that's about it! I didn't know they were Terry Richardson's work, but after it being pointed out, I can see it. Buh! I don't like him & I think he's a totally overrated photographer.

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  20. I love how she is a pplus sized model when she is like what a size 12-14? She just looks normal, the shoot is a bit grose, but her hair and make up are nice xx

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  22. My only thing is ... why are they having the supposed plus size model in a "goring on food till you pass out" photo shoot????

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  23. Hmm...this photoshoot is really not attractive in my mind. Although there appears to be some sort of attempt to raise eyebrows and cause discussion/debate. (Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.)
    But if it's supposed to be a shoot about the clothing I think the photographer has lost there...as has the model. I can think of a million more flattering and eye-catching ways to show off those lovely knits and it doesn't involve gluttonous images mixed with blatant sexualised indulgence.

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  24. wow i am salute your honesty

    i don't know who she was , and she sure does not look plus size to me

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  25. i have just googled up Tara Lynn too , her features of her face is just so beautiful , and she flaunts her curves ♥

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  26. I think this photo shoot is just disgusting. It serves the cliche "look, she is fat so she must eat all the time and all things unhealthy, of course!" yikes. it just makes me angry.

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  27. The theme of this editorial is so awful i'd hate it no matter how gorgeous the model was. It's totally disgusting.

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  28. Thank You ! :) You have a lovely blog :)
    For this post the first picture is fantastic :)
    let`s follow each other ? :) kisses, mandy

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  29. I don't know you but I am on the same page with you completely! The styling here is beautiful, but yeAH, not a big fan of TR's work. I won't even go into his personal life/acts, his work is not my cup of tea.

    And big girl gets set up with a food binge editorial? Now, not a big fan of the size 10 "plus" size model, Crystal "what were you thinking" Renn.

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  30. um, I have no idea what those photos are about, are they advertising food, make up, clothes or all three? the poses are actually quite disturbing.. not the sexiest of shoots..

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  31. She is Beautiful but not plus size girl and i dont like this photos =/

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  32. great! blog!
    and pics of course ;)

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  33. i agree with you 100% about crystal renn and about terry blahblahson. she's okay but i dont understand the hype. although that photo of her in the runway made me laugh - she just looks so crazed.

    xx

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  34. I totally agree, it coulf have been a good idea(combining food and beauty) but this just looks disgusting to me!

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  35. Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment :) Your blog is very cute.

    <3 natale eve

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  36. I actually like Crystal Renn, but these pictures...are strange and not too attractive. Her hair/makeup and accessories are really pretty though.

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  37. I agree with what you & everyone else has said.
    Not attractive at all

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  38. I HATE TERRY RICHARDSON. SO. MUCH. This post = A+

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  39. GROSS!!!! how could Vogue let her do something like that? what happened to vogue??? hahaha

    Hey! so u have male friends interested in fashion? wow! thats awesomeee


    xx,
    JON
    http://jonathonfashionvictim.blogspot.com

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  40. All I can really focus on are the accessories!:D I want them all.:D

    I am your newest follower!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  41. LOL well it's def a very different approach !


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  42. well, i've never been a fan of terry richardson...

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  43. wow, great blog. Love the outifts of the day pics, nice quality. Congrats on the new job, are you going to LA to train??! xxx

    Catherine

    www.lovepeachykeen.blogspot.com

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  44. I think it's unanimous, we dislike this photo shoot of Crystal. Your comments are totally fitting for this expose. I also wondered what the message being transmitted through these images was. I'm glad I'm not alone on this stance!

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  45. To be honest she looks as though she's just wearing clothes that are plus size, she doesn't look like a plus size model to me. She's not unattractive but these pictures are very unflattering (I think that's the word I want). On a side note, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't eat any of this.

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  46. what a quirky, colorful editorial! thanks for sharing babe

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  47. hmmm... interesting photos!! Bit weird with all the meat and stuff lol. But that's what will catch people's eye now.

    I'm a new follower btw! Love your blog :)
    Just wondering whether you've checked out www.style369.com yet?

    Love Txx

    www.loveterri.blogspot.com
    www.twitter.com/TerriWong

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  48. I don't really like this editorial either. The chicken and squid pictures are particularly gross :/

    I've left you an award in my blog! You don't have to follow the rules if you don't want to but here goes: http://laziedaisie.blogspot.com/2010/10/happy-award.html

    xx

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  49. I just came buy your blog and I really loved it! Also saw you had 666 followers, so I followed you so you now have 667 - that's better! lol

    x

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  50. I like Crystal, but these photos gross me out!

    Adrienne
    http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hey lovely,
    Just started reading your blog and I must say I loved the job interview post! I've just handed my CV's in round Leeds and am soo nervous! Congrats on getting the job. I have to say ugh to the picture with the squid and def agree with you.
    Hope you're well,
    Sophia xx

    http://hornsteinandpearls.blogspot.com

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  52. All I'm thinking whilst looking at these is GET THE FUCKING FOOD OUT OF THE WAY, I CAN'T SEE THE CLOTHES.

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  53. This was a really great post! I don't understand why she would want to pose like that with food.....It just looks bad. And your right she does look like she has lost a lot of weight. Her face is kind of sunken in! Oh dear!

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  54. god, i really hate the one where she sticks the knife in the meat between her legs. disgusting.

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  55. Those photos are pretty disturbing!

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  56. Terrys awesome! i guess hes a marmite kinda man, i have lots of his books and don't generally think hes a pervert the women that do those kind of things are 'those' kinda of women.. he's different to everyone else, he likes to be controversial, so even all this hype makes him win x

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