You may remember we wrote a few weeks ago about Crystal’s Fashion for Passion campaign and how alarmingly thin she looked in comparison to some of her other pictures. Well, the truth has come out. Crystal did an interview with Glamour’s Cindy Lieve about the pictures and the stir that was caused on the internet when they were released. She also released the unphotoshopped images (above) of the same photoshoot. So photoshop is to blame once again. Is the industry perhaps getting the message that we are sick of looking at photoshopped images?
Highlight of the interview:
GLAMOUR: Let’s talk about the pictures that ran of you last week. You look thinner than we’re used to seeing. But you say that when you saw those photos yourself, you gasped. Why?
CRYSTAL RENN: Well, I was shocked. When I saw the pictures, I think I was silent for a good five minutes, staring with my mouth open. I don’t know what was done to those photos or who did it, but they look retouched to me. And listen, everybody retouches, but don’t make me into something I’m not. [Reached for comment, photographer Nicholas Routzen explained that Crystal looks the way she does because the photos were “…taken from a higher angle with a wider lens.” But he also added, “I shaped her…I did nothing that I wouldn’t do to anyone. I’m paid to make women look beautiful.”]