Crystal Renn Appears in a Chanel Ad From the Shoulders Up


Plus-size model Crystal Renn appears in an ad for the Chanel store reopening on Spring Street in September. (The image is not to be confused with the fall Chanel campaign, which does not include any plus-size models.) Renn, who walked in the last Chanel resort show, appears to have just had a romp in bed with Karl Lagerfeld's favorite young man, Baptiste Giabiconi, whose torso noticeably made the cut. But why, in a situation that begs for nakedness, was Renn's famous body cropped out? Jean Paul Gaultier included her entire figure in his fall campaign. [Design Scene]