Royal Bride Kate Middleton Photoshopped for Magazine Cover

OneModelPlace.com members who watched the recent royal wedding may notice that that Kate Middleton’s corset-cinched-sized waist has been made even smaller on the cover of Grazia magazine. The Daily Mail reports that Kate’s waist appears to be much narrower than it should be in relation to her hips.

StyleCaster.com adds that her left arm is really just her right arm copied, because Will was standing there in the original photo. Grazia is denying they did anything to Kate to make her look smaller, saying via a rep, ”Grazia takes the issue of women’s body image very seriously. No changes whatsoever were made to the image of the Duchess with the purpose or effect of making her appear slimmer.” It’s difficult to believe this when there’s photographic evidence to the contrary.

The photo clearly shows a discrepancy between the line of Kate’s corset and the fabric of her Alexander McQueen skirt, giving the effect of having inches shaved off her middle. It hardly seems necessary. Miss Middleton had already lost a great deal of weight ahead of her big day – with some indeed suggesting she had gone too far. The Daily Mail asks, was this a deliberate attempt to whittle down Kate’s waist – or was it simply a Photoshop blunder?

The photograph has reignited debate over what are said to be magazine editors’ impossible aspirations for the female form, with some online commentators saying they believe the airbrushing act was no accident.

Website Jezebel pointed out the alleged alteration on their website, claiming that Grazia’s designers had “taken the liberty of slicing at the princess’s already narrowed waist.” The site alleged that Grazia’s art department also looked to have elongated Kate’s torso, using guide lines to show where the two photos differed.

“Even on your wedding day, met with near-universal praise for your look, apparently you could use a little slim-down help from the art department,” Jezebel commented.

A photoshop expert said the effect could have been accidental: ‘It appears that Grazia have tried to clone Kate Middleton’s left arm and replace it over the right one which was previously holding onto Prince William as they left the Abbey. “In trying to replace her arm, it appears they have unintentionally tampered with her waistline.”

He added, however, that any changes on such an iconic photo were ill-advised. “On a photo that was likely to get as much attention worldwide as this one of Kate, it was unwise to alter it at all.”

Grazia’s spokesperson denied any alterations were made in an attempt to slim down Kate’s waist. “Grazia takes the issue of women’s body image very seriously. No changes whatsoever were made to the image of the Duchess with the purpose or effect of making her appear slimmer. We removed the Duke, and the Duchess’ arm was adapted to complete the cover image. This is a deliberately stylised cover – but there were no alterations made at all to make her look slimmer.”

Read more at The Daily Mail

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