A Ralph Lauren ad, featuring a model with hips narrower than her head — so cartoonish, so grotesque, so right for Halloween — has become the latest focus of the already ongoing criticism of digitally altered fashion spreads, even though it ran only in Japan. Foes see such images as harming women by promoting a standard of beauty so false that it can be achieved solely by manipulating a photograph of an already slender model. This image is an extreme example of what happens to many ads , a practice that has become so dubious that some governments are taking action. Should ads using electronically altered images be banned?
You're well aware of how Photoshop can brighten skin, erase cellulite, and slim tummies in order to transform supermodels into superhumans. But over the past few years, a new trend is taking over: reverse photoshopping , or using digital manipulation to make a person look bigger, less muscular, or even "healthier. We wouldn't be happy showing them that way, so it is then that we would need that person to look a little bit fuller.
However, several die-hard fans seemed to have overlooked our creative purpose here at DC. To be fair to both Britney, as well as her fans, we decided to create a similar instance of fattening up a celebrity who the media generally views as being on the other side of the weight spectrum. Below is an image of the ever so slender Keira Knightley, fattened up with a digitally added lbs.