Kate Middleton Photoshopped onto Marie Claire cover
Kate Middleton "posed" for the August cover of Marie Claire South Africa, and she looks glowing as always, this time wearing an African-inspired outfit that is so much different from her usual Duchess attire: pencil skirt, suit jacket, repeat. Except those aren’t her clothes. Or her arms. Or her hands. Wait, that's not even her.
E! reports that Middleton's head was cleverly pasted on some fashion model’s body on the cover and photo spread -- all thanks to Photoshop, a lovely tool that has the ability to make us all look skinnier, prettier, and apparently a completely different person. Marie Claire calls this sort of thing, done by South African fashion designers who can't get the duchess to wear their clothes, a "tribute."
"We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue," editor Aspasia Karras tells the U.K.'s Telegraph. "The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion's new royal icon."
So, okay, we see where it says "fan art trubute" above the headline, but really? This is okay with you? Seventeen magazine may be especially upset about this, because they New York Times said earlier in the month Seventeen vowed to change their ways and “be more transparent about photo shoots" after a load of teenage girls begged the magazine to use real photos. The magazine said they want to “celebrate every kind of beauty.” Apparently Marie Claire wants to celebrate the fake kind.
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