Perfectly executed is the contrast between the two stars of this shoot by Steven Klein: Crystal Renn, at times looking wild-eyed like a woman possessed, has dishevelled clothes and messy wet hair. Karolina Kurkova, the matron of this mental institution, has pristinely set blonde hair, buttoned-up collars and skirts in perfect uncrumpled lines. It’s not a new idea for portraying a strict style of clothing, but it’ll blow you away none the less.

While Kurkova is bound by the strictness of her garments and her facaded look, Renn is bound by literal ropes and straps. There’s nothing beautiful about Renn’s treatment or about Kurkova’s icy character, but between the emotion delivered by the two models, Klein’s photography, and styling by Ludivine Poiblanc, it’s yet another winning shoot for the March issue of Interview.

crystal renn interview magazine

Click the thumbnails for full pictures
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12
Karolina Kurkova & Crystal Renn: Interview, March '12

Indulge in the full shoot of Crystal Renn & Karolina Kurkova in Strict Institution at the gallery above.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.