Crystal Renn has just opened up to brilliant NY Magazine blog The Cut about her much-speculated weight loss, which you will undoubtedly recall was the subject of ma-HOU-ssive speculation over the summer, prompted by a ‘Fashion for Passion’ T-shirt shoot in which photographer Nicholas Routzen appeared to reduce Renn’s curve-tastic figure with a rather heavy-handed approach to airbrushing.
Fast forward to now, and Renn has finally put the rumour mill to rest by telling the world what we’d already realised: she’s lost weight. Of her size now, Crystal says she ‘s ‘an 8-to-10’ (US size, equivalent to a UK 12-14) telling The Cut that she’s lost weight after starting to exercise, although getting slimmer wasn’t necessarily her aim.
Crystal got the ball rolling with a hiking trip to Patagonia with her grandmother (eh?) and it snowballed from there, saying that she sensibly ‘wanted to take care of myself. It had been eight years since I’d worked out. I’d suffered an eating disorder and I used to exercise eight hours a day. But I’d recovered.’
Wearing a latex dominatrix outfit accessorized with a poodle at a catwalk benefit for Seven Bar Foundation, which provides finance to women in developing countries, Crystal certainly seems to have all the confidence of someone feels a new found satisfaction with their body, saying of the latex number ‘I have to say I really love this outfit and I definitely have a dark side and would absolutely wear this out. This is very me.’ Ooh, Crystal.
Ms Renn also talks about her burgeoning relationship with Karl Lagerfeld, who she walked for this season in Paris, saying ‘to hear the man talk about all his, like, adventures and his life, it’s incredible. I guess you could say that one of the reasons I do my job is to meet people just like him.’
Other snippets from Crystal’s interview include –
- She rarely wears underwear but when she does, she ‘makes sure it’s a special occasion’.
- Her off-duty wardrobe consists of ‘Rick Owens. It’s a clothes version of this’ (the latex dominatrix outfit).
- Her advice for women everywhere who feel uncomfortable in lingerie are ‘look for someone who kind of looks like you. You can be beautiful at any size, and that matters’.
- Alex Butt