The laughter over the Ralph Lauren model debacle hadn’t even died down when it appeared earlier this week that the fashion industry had repeated its affront to anatomical correctness again but this time on the new cover of W magazine featuring Demi Moore.
The blogosphere immediately cried foul as people pointed out the mysterious chunk missing out of her left thigh (our right, looking at the picture). The lines just don’t seem to match up in any way that allow for the proper placement of bones and the fabric seems unnaturally suspended in midair. It seemed like another case of sloppy photoshop and blind editors.
But then today Demi released this pic on Twitter saying, “Here is the original image people my hips were not touched don’t let these people bullsh*t you! [sic]”
As you can see the “original” photo looks like the one that made it on the cover. Suddenly everyone is confused. A professional fashion photographer claims that there is no way the image is legit and yet Demi remains adamant that it’s really her. Is it a magic eye trick? It makes me wonder if perhaps it really is photoshopped and Demi really believes it is her. Could it be possible that celebs get so used to seeing themselves photoshopped, airbrushed and otherwise technologically gussied up that they too believe the imagery?
What’s your vote? Does this one go in the Photoshop of Horrors Hall of Fame? Or is there a way to stand to make your hip do that? My vote is it’s all a ploy to distract people from her vacant slack-jawed expression. Or the fact that she’s wearing a really expensive loin cloth.