As anticipated, Joe Fresh showed some diversity on the runway in his Fall 2010 fashion presentation. Well, if you can call one very famous normal-sized girl and one older supermodel among a sea of very skinny girls, diversity…then the show succeeded. It was insane how packed the showroom was! Everyone wanted a peek at the now-infamous Crystal Renn. As did I! No offense to Kirsten Owen, but Crystal was the main attraction for moi.
I wasn’t surprised, however, when I realized that as many things in the fashion world, Crystal’s plus-sizedness was greatly exaggerated! Sure, the girl has curves, and no she doesn’t disappear miraculously when she turns to her side (seriously, one of the girls was flat…as in paper thin…could barely see her sideways)…but having seen her fat rolls in magazines, I am afraid that someone has been playing with Photoshop, because there’s no way this girl, who is sold to us as a size 12 is a size 12! From what I could gauge, she’s probably a 6-8, but of course, given that most of the girls at LG Fashion Week were size negative triple zero, Crystal did stand out – in a good healthy way. And no, I don’t mean “healthy” as in fat, I mean “healthy” as in healthy. Apart from her weight, however, one might note that the girl is gorgeous! Beautiful eyebrows, thick, shiny hair, good confident stride, and those cheekbones! Those cheekbones could cut you if they didn’t like you! It totally makes sense why she’s in every major magazine this year!
As for the clothes, there were many pieces that I liked: long chunky knits, some very cute office-appropriate separates, a velvet dress, and flat studded boots. Prices, of course, were also more than right, which made my wallet weep with joy. The collection itself was very “all over the place”, including fur, camo and animal print, leather, mohair, tweed, studs, sequins, velvet…oh my! It didn’t have a specific theme or feel to it, but it did ignite my curiosity to check out some of the pieces in stores, and I guess that’s the point at the end of the day. Or was it to see Crystal Renn in action? Two birds, one stone.
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