Ralph Lauren apologises

Posted On: October 10, 2009

Ralph Lauren has been forced to apologise after digitally altering a picture of a slim model to make her look appallingly thin.

In the disturbing image for the fashion firm’s Blue Label range, Filippa Hamilton’s head actually appears to be wider than her waist. The decision to alter the model’s picture to make her appear even thinner flies in the face of current industry thinking.

Boing Boing website, which highlights the web’s weird and wonderful sights, was threatened to be sued of copyright infringement when it reproduced the image. Boing Boing, however, refused to remove the post. And last night Ralph Lauren admitted that it was responsible for producing ‘a very distorted image of a woman’s body.’

Don’t trust everything you see!

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