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Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 by Damien Neva

In the movie Inception there is a moment in that scene set in a Paris café when after explaining to Ariadne (Ellen Page) that one never really remembers the beginning of a dream Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) asks her how they both ended up at the table. Not quite sure how she got there, Cobb reveals to Ariadne that they’re both dreaming as a part of her first lesson in shared dreaming. At that point the street rumbles, table settings explode, and the very fabric of the dream begins to unravel. It is precisely this sensation of not remembering a dream’s beginning that accompanies the latest Vogue Paris editorial featuring Ford’s Crystal Renn. We’re not quite sure how we got here, but we now know there’s nothing whatsoever controversial about saying Crystal is a fixture of Carine Roitfeld‘s peerless publication. We also know that we are not dreaming — this is real.

The occasion of Crystal’s latest story is the holiday issue of Vogue Paris guest edited by Tom Ford, who has reemerged from the womenswear wilderness with a new line of his own. The story, titled “La Panthère Ose,” photographed by the former Gucci creative director and styled by Vogue Paris editor in chief, takes a sideways glance at plastic surgery mediated romance. Impossibly full lips, high cheekbones, and surgical gauze punctuate the proceedings that witness no shortage of passion, transformation, and possibly the most suggestive use of Coca Light to date — and no, we ain’t talking about watching the tube. True to Ford’s photographic form there is a wryness to the portraits that is aided in no small part by Crystal herself, a model whose versatility places her in a class of her own.

The story, Crystal’s fifth for Vogue Paris this year, underscores an already well established editorial career, but also points to a deepening relationship with the Vogue Paris editor in chief. In many ways Crystal transmits Roitfeld’s unique vision onto the page whether she’s being shot by Steven Klein, David Sims, Mert & Marcus, Terry Richardson, or now Tom Ford. Whatever Carine Roitfeld has up her sleeve for 2011 the Ford Models Blog is willing to guess in part that it will involve Crystal Renn. Some might call that dreaming, but having seen what Crystal did over the last twelve months, we know it is anything but.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Paris №913 décembre/janvier 2010-2011; Title, “La Panthère Ose”; Photography, Tom Ford; Fashion editor, Carine Roitfeld; Hair, Orlando Pita for Orlo Saloon NY; Makeup, Charlotte Tilbury; Manicure, Megumi Yamamoto; Prosthetics, Craig Lindberg; Prosthetics assistant, Tom Denier; Fashion assistants, Benjamin Bruno, Anna Schiffel.

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)

Crystal Renn | Vogue Paris Déc/Jan 2010-2011 (Photography: Tom Ford)


19 Comments so far
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I love these photos..everything from the clothing to the makeup is done right.

Comment by ShalidaAnn

She used to be pretty. Now she’s not. It’s a pitty that she had lost her beauty body …

Comment by Le rouge à lèvres

I totally agree with you.. and she used to be my idol … 😥 i’m so sad and tired about celebrities doing always the same !

Comment by Ana Malato

i agree!!! what’s hapend with crystal?! she isn’t like before and that’s sad…

Comment by dominika

This girl makes me feel so GOOOOOOOOOOOD! Love looking at her wickedly perfect bizarre gorgeous alien FACE! *giggle*wink*

Comment by TamAirah Pedersen Campbell

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Crystal Renn is one bad Mamma Jamma!

Comment by Tiffany Okafor

I was duscussed by the fact of glamerizing ill features that should be private and pertected. Frankly I’m surprised that the editor of vogue would want to explore the idea as a fashion venue.

Comment by pamela d brown

I’m assuming the images have been manipulated…because her face doesn’t normally look like that…

Comment by N

true

Comment by Ana Malato

OMG the best photoshot ever!!!! I love Crystal Renn….plus this is a real piece of art!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!

Comment by Devlin

I like the abstractness of this shot! Crystal Renn has a reall interesting look, it grabs your attention!

Comment by Phillip Snow

Her lips aren’t naturally that big. IS that just the makeup or something?

Comment by Jane

Her look was altered reportedly with prosthetics, although I’m still mystified by how it was done exactly. America’s Next Top Model did a plastic surgery themed shoot a few years ago, but this one is far more sophisticated and edgier. Crystal looks like Janice Dickinson with her face altered like that.

Comment by wwxxy

Very well done!

Also, great write-up! Happy to see you guys put so much thought into your blog posts. Bravo!

Comment by Erica

Her look was altered reportedly with prosthetics, although I’m still mystified by how it was done exactly. America’s Next Top Model did a plastic surgery themed shoot a few years ago, but this one is far more sophisticated and edgier. Crystal looks like Janice Dickinson with her face altered like that.

Comment by social networking education

interresting

Comment by Daniel Weiss

Wow. I am speechless. I have no words and yet so I am so turned on by the fashion and art of the shots. Crystal is beyond words…completely versatile and amazing! Bravo!

Comment by Crystal-ized

love look ..

Comment by Meisa

gorgeous…

Comment by Remi Rezka




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