January 12, 2011 1:46 pm

In his opening remarks of the Fall/Winter issue Paper Planes editor-in-chief Carlos Ramirez says, “So this issue is dedicated to those women [Audrey Hepburn, The Supremes, Coco Chanel] with talent, charisma, and strength throughout history have been impossible to ignore; and of course to the elegance and power of black over every other color.” That is no small order for any magazine issue no matter its size and as such Paper Planes has rightly looked to Crystal Renn for its cover story by photographer Derek Kettela. In terms of a fashion persona that could even come close to capturing the contemporary zeitgest and with the grace and elegance described by Ramirez Crystal is surely unrivaled. The story titled “Black Crystal” speaks volumes to thesis by presenting a series of classic black looks styled by Andreas Kokkino. For example in the cover shot Crystal wears a Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit and an animal-print belt by Early Halloween. Classy, sexy, and, yes, curvaceous, Crystal Renn sets the editorial pages alight and once again gives another reason why she is impossible to ignore.

Credits include: Publication, Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010; Title, “Black Crystal”; Photography, Derek Kettela; Styling, Andreas Kokkino; Makeup, Stevie Huynh at the Wall Group; Hair, David von Cannon at Bryan Bantry; Styling assistant, Naoko Soeya; Image source, Turbo Blanco.

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  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
  • Crystal Renn (Ford) | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010
    Photography: Derek Kettela
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6 thoughts on “Crystal Renn | Paper Planes Fall/Winter 2010

  1. Love the photos she is classic in black and leapard print. :) Crystal Renn is my ultimate fave she is such a pure beauty and brings all pictures to life…Great work and Style…I always wanted to be a model, but I never had the height..I just love the pure beauty that can come out of a great photo..

    • the point is to be ourselves, not somebody else. it can be hard to make peace with our flaws but the message she and tyra banks and other modelssingers etc. are saying is love yourself now for who you are.be amodel if you want! i was and i'm far from "perfect". much love to you…

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