Plus size model Crystal Renn has been making quite the splash in Saint Tropez according to fashion experts:Lisa Tant Editor-In-Chief of Flare Magazine, Jeanne Beker host of Fashion Television and Bernadette Morra Editor-In-Chief of Fashion Magazine who have been reporting from Cannes on Chanel’s 2011 Resort collection fashion show. Crystal Renn walked in the fashion show.
The size 12 model made a surprise appearance by walking the runway for Chanel twice during the 2011 Resort collection. Everyone loved her. Lisa Tant tweeted: Mystery to me why Crystal Renn is called “plus-sized” model. While not a tall stick like other Chanel girls, she looks normal, not “plus”.
Crystal Renn made a name for herself when she spoke out against the weight issues in the fashion industry. Renn wrote a book about her time as a size 0 model with an eating disorder. Now that she is a healthy weight, she has been the poster child for the industry revolution to use healthier models. She was featured in a spread in V Magazine and walked in the Mark Fast fashion show. Crystal Renn also walked the runway during Toronto Fashion Week for Canadian designer Joe Fresh.
It was smart for Karl Lagerfeld to use Crystal Renn in his show because he has made fashion news headlines in the past for slamming plus size models. He said that only fat mommies are complaining about skinny models. Kudos to Karl for changing his mind and using a plus-size model in this Chanel cruisewear fashion show.