Crystal Renn
Japanese Vogue has been criticized after releasing a behind-the-scenes video of Caucasian model Crystal Renn having her eyes taped back to imitate an Asian face.

Japanese Vogue has been criticized after releasing a behind-the-scenes video of Caucasian model Crystal Renn having her eyes taped back to imitate an Asian face.

The latest cover issue, which was styled by Anna Dello Russo Vogue Nippon's editor-at-large, sees Renn have the skin around her eyes stretched back with beauty tape to give more Asian looking eyes.

American Model Renn has had a successful career as a plus size model and even released a book about her battle with being 'overweight' in the size-obsessed world of fashion titled "Hungry".

"I don't want young women to think being thin is the only way to be beautiful," she last year told the Today Show reported the Daily Mail.

Japanese Vogue recent race criticism follows a wave of controversy across different Vogues; French Vogue had been criticized over publishing provocative images of 10-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau.

Vogue Italia recently insulted numerous readers by referring to hoop earrings as 'slave' earrings.

A reader of fashion website Stylite expressed her offense to the Japanese Vogue shoot commenting:

"Leave it to Vogue to insult BOTH cultures, near and far. Do you really think the Asians are going to be "fooled" by the taping? Do you really think anyone in American is going to be "fooled" by the taping? No, and no."

It's not clear whether Ms Dello Russo is attempting to ingratiate Ms Renn with Asian readers or simply achieve a different look for the shoot, but the cosmetic act of stretching the eyes is sure to raise questions about the magazine's possibly misjudged motives, said the Mail Online.

A behind-the-scenes video shows makeup artist Jessica Nezda applying tape to the sides of her eyes, wether this is to give model Crystal Renn an Asian-style or almond-shaped eye, we'll let you decide!

Watch the behind-the-scenes video below: