Thursday, November 26, 2009

Demi Moore or Anja Rubik ?

Demi Moore and Anja Rubik
Demi-Moore-Anja-Rubik, originally uploaded by nanna garmendia.

Featured above is the cover of W magazine featuring Demi Moore with the photo of Anja Rubik wearing the Balmain corset dress by the side of the magazine cover.

Demi Moore’s photo on the cover of W magazine’s December 2009 edition has kicked up a lot of controversy after bloggers claimed that her 'photoshopped' body actually belonged the young Polish fashion model Anja Rubik. To put fat on fire, a photographer from Los Angeles has offered to donate $5,000 to charity if Demi Moore can prove the cover photo was not retouched.

The first criticism was that Moore was missing a part of her hip in the photo on the magazine cover, in reply to which the 47-year-old actress posted her photo on Twitter and claimed that it was the original photo used by W magazine - click here to see Demi Moore's photo on Twitter.

Fashion gurus are of the opinion that there is similarity between the magazine image of Moore and photographs of Anja Rubik wearing the same Balmain corset dress on the runway in Paris earlier this year. They claimed that on the 26-year-old Polish blonde’s image Moore's head was superimposed.

W magazine’s spokesperson said, "We did not do anything unusual or out of the ordinary on Demi Moore for the photo on the cover of W. Demi is an extraordinarily beautiful woman and we feel our cover reflects that."

On the question of airbrushing or photoshopping photos of models and celebrities, renowned fashion photographers from India are of the opinion that almost all photos are slightly changed as most models and celebrities ask them to take care of flaws like dark spots, wrinkles, blemishes, etc., but they do not substantially change any photos. Additionally every photographer uses lighting, make-up, clothing, and many more props to make their work excellent.

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