These are only a few of the images of Crystal Renn, featured in the December Issue of Harper's Bazaar. Yet they have caused quite a stir, as former 'plus-size' model Crystal has now slimmed down...well, let's just say: A LOT. It is evident that there is hardly anything left of the former size 14 model; and as an international symbol of hope for change in the fashion industry, these pictures show quite the opposite. She has spoken out various times on being a 'plus-size' model, and has promoted acceptance at any size. She's even been known to have said that the fashion industry is finally changing and is open to a new ideal; ''it’s about a personality and a moment captured..it’s not about body size, it’s about talent and effort''. Unfortunately, this statement somehow doesn't seem to convince me. But, I cannot deny that the editorial looks amazing; I personally believe that she looks stunning at any size, whether that be 'plus-size' or straight size. Still, it feels like a shame that in some way the diversity is gone; plus-size models seem to be a dying breed.
What do you think; is it a shame that Crystal no longer is a plus-size model? What do you think of the editorial? Would you like to see more normal sized models in fashion magazines and on the catwalk? Please leave a comment, and do not forget to follow!