Does she look a little…off to you? Victoria’s Secret’s Facebook fans seem to think so. The mega retailer posted this picture of swimwear model Lais Ribeiro on Facebook just 17 hours ago, and it’s already garnered 1550+ comments–almost all of them negative.
Unretouched photos of Doutzen Kroes shooting a Victoria’s Secret swimsuit catalog surfaced online at The Fashion Spot a few days ago–and were noticed by Jezebel yesterday. According to Jezebel, the images were accidentally posted to a public area of the retailer’s website and will appear in the forthcoming September catalog. They definitely show a much Read more →
Retouching continues to be a topic of debate and a catalyst for consumer backlash now more than ever. From a 14-year-old girl mounting a campaign to get Seventeen and Teen Vogue to show “real” unaltered images of teenagers to limbs getting chopped off models right and left, those fantasy images we’ve been looking at for Read more →
Is it just us or have magazines been making a lot of flubs recently? First Doutzen Kroes lost her leg in a botched photoshop job, then Natasha Poly’s arm suffered a similar fate on the cover of Vogue Russia. And most recently, Glamour ran a picture of long-time deceased model Daul Kim in its August issue.
Coco Rocha seems to have noticed that things have gotten a little out-of-hand too–particularly in the photoshop department. The always-outspoken supermodel took to Twitter to implore magazines to, you know, actually pay attention when they’re doctoring fashion editorials:
It looks like Vogue China isn’t the only magazine taking a few limb-liberties lately. Check out the August cover of Vogue Russia starring a beautiful and armless Natasha Poly. Or, if there is a right arm present, we certainly can’t find it and it’s making our eyes cross. Either Natasha has a rather unusual growth Read more →
Kate Middleton is undoubtedly one of, if not the most sought after cover star for magazines–fashion or otherwise. Both the British and American Vogue editors have reportedly tried to get her to no avail, but there’s one tactic they may not have considered: just slapping her image on the cover by way of a photorealistic Read more →
Girl-power-fueled teen activists aren’t the only ones who find extreme Photoshopping offensive. Understandably, the actual models being ‘shopped, including superstars like the Victoria’s Secret angels, are miffed about it too.
Remember how Vogue China recently amputated Doutzen Kroes’s perfect right leg in a Photoshopping snafu? Turns out we weren’t the only ones bummed out by Vogue China’s, er, creative decision. Speaking to the New York Post at Supermodel Cycle Ride at SoulCycle on Wednesday, Kroes said:
We all know that magazines like to photoshop out any model’s flaws (or pores, or freckles, or thigh bulge)–but did someone at Vogue China really take such offense to Doutzen Kroes‘s leg that they had to completely erase it from the picture? Apparently so, as this is what happened in the magazine’s June 2012 editorial, Read more →
“They fired me because they said I was overweight and I couldn’t fit in their clothes anymore…I was shocked to see that super skinny girl with my face. It’s very sad, I think, that Ralph Lauren could do something like that.” –Model Filippa Hamilton on the Ralph Lauren ad/Photoshop debacle in the Huffington Post.
The Daily Mail‘s breathless over the fact that Jessica Alba was airbrushed for her Campari calendar shoot, shot by Mario Testino. But let’s skip feigning shock and go straight for the fun: Can you spot all the many digital changes performed in this before and after? Just brownie points as the prize – though if Read more →