Slimming down – thanks to digital retouching

Kelly Osbourne fronts Independent article on digital retouching

A slim-looking Kelly Osbourne fronts today’s Independent Extra feature on digital retouching. This is how she looked on the cover of Fabulous in February:

Kelly Osbourne on Fabulous cover

Other examples include:

  • Kate Winslet being ‘stretched’ to make her look so tall and thin on a February 2003 GQ cover that she appeared to have size 12 feet (see below). Winslet described the digital manipulation as ‘excessive’. In 2006, the Closer Diets website identified Winslet as having the perfect celebrity body.
  • Kate Moss was turned black for the Red Independent issue in September 2006 to highlight the issue of black models on covers.
  • Princess Eugenie being touched up and ‘busomed-up’ – ‘Tatlered’ according to the Daily Mirror – this year (see below).

The article discusses the work of Pascal Dangin and the Dove advertising campaigns, which featured photographs by Rankin. The Hayward gallery held an exhibition in April that featured manipulation of images as far back as the 1920s by photographer Alexander Rodchenko.

Kate Winslet on GQ cover

How Kate Winslet appeared on GQ – one of a series of images at the Indpendent website

Below – how the Mirror reported the treatment of Eugenie’s image

Eugenie slimmed furore

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