High Fashion Photoshop Guro

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Top fashion house Ralph Lauren has apologised for using a grotesquely Photoshopped image of a model, in which the woman’s head is made wider than her waist.

After the bizarre image was criticised online after being spotted in Tokyo, the company’s first response was to accuse the sites reproducing it of copyright infringement in an effort to cover up its blunder; being ignored (such usage is protected by “fair use” provisions in the US and elsewhere), they eventually decided to issue an apology:

“After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body.

We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the calibre of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.”

Doubtless next time they will remember to shrink her head as well.

Charities and healthcare professionals dealing with eating disorders have long castigated the fashion industry for promoting unrealistically and unhealthily thin figures; with few men even attracted to such skeletal waifs it is a wonder they continue to insist on using such emaciated models.

No wonder Aya Hirano is worried about her bloated frame

Via the Daily Mail.

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