When I first published this photo a few days ago, I had no idea the woman in the editorial shoot was the stunning Crystal Renn. Can you blame me? She underwent a striking transformation for this photoshoot!
In “La Panthère Ose”, Tom Ford and the unstoppable Crystal Renn give us an evocative look at at the plastic-surgery addict. Renn, who was styled by none other than Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld, underwent a remarkable transformation for the shoot. She told The Fashionista.com:
“What I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to express myself, often doing this by becoming a sort of character on the shoots that I do, and every time I work with Carine I feel the character approach is emphasized. When they were taking the cast of my face, fitting me for prosthetic cheeks and lips, I remember thinking this is why I do my job, for moments like this. After the shoot I took that very mask and asked Tom to sign it, it sits in my living room as we speak.”
That is certainly a priceless souvenir! And the shoot is sure to be one of the most buzzed about it the issue:
They are certainly striking… disturbing… hyper-sexual… evocative… and eerily beautiful images. What do you think?
Vogue Paris, December 2010/January 2011
Model: Crystal Renn
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Photographer: Tom Ford