Some unretouched photographs from the Spring/Summer Dolce & Gabbana campaign starring Madonna have popped up online. It certainly looks as if the photographs taken were retouched extensively; in the ad, her nose is slimmer, her jaw is not as wide, her neck is smooth, the definition in her arms has been smoothed away, and any visible veins in her hands or arms have been removed. Apparently, a woman should not actually appear to have blood pumping in her body!
What I don’t understand is why she’s being photoshopped so extensively in these ads. Everyone knows that Madonna is a massive yoga enthusiast with an extremely toned body – so why would Dolce & Gabanna want to hide her muscles and streamline her arms and legs? I also find it really weird that even though Madonna has had what is rumored to be a face lift, botox injections, a nose job and cheek implants (she hasn’t admitted it, but the pictures
say yes), she STILL got major retouching. This just proves that you can never be “too perfect” and that cosmetic surgery doesn’t solve much – you’ll get further “face lifts” in photoshop. So if we have learned anything today, it’s that when Dolce & Gabanna hires a 52 year-old woman for a fashion campaign, she’d better be free of wrinkles, veins and muscles — but with a bra cup that runneth over. Good to know. Article excerpts and photos taken from Jezebel
Here’s some more photos from the ad (color photos are unretouched):
In this unretouched shot, her legs are well-defined.
In the ad, her legs look slenderized and not as muscular.
In this ad the musculature disappears. The armpit on the right as well as the cleavage look a bit illustrated.
It’s actually hard to tell what’s going on with Madonna’s breasts. Her breasts look much smaller here.