But it turns out it was model Crystal Renn with a faux facelift! And holy moly, does she look Real Housewife-alicious.
Renn talked to Fashionista about the shoot, remarking, "What I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to express myself, often doing this by becoming a sort of character on the shoots that I do, and every time I work with Carine [Roitfeld, French Vogue editor-in-chief] I feel the character approach is emphasized. When they were taking the cast of my face, fitting me for prosthetic cheeks and lips, I remember thinking this is why I do my job, for moments like this. After the shoot I took that very mask and asked Tom to sign it, it sits in my living room as we speak."
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