Photoshop Gone Too Far? Lady Gaga’s Vogue Transformation
Photoshopping celebs and models to make them look "better" on magazine covers is a well known practice and the source of much controversy in the entertainment world. But it's rare that we're given such a clear example of such a dramatic transformation as Lady Gaga's recent Vogue cover.
The September cover shows Gaga as a statuesque figure in a voluminous dress that cinches in to show off her itty-bitty waist. The dress itself is dramatic, but not as dramatic as the difference between the cover photo and how Gaga looks in a recently released behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot.
In the video you can see Gaga looks far more like, well, an actual person. The cover has clearly been exaggerated in all sorts of ways: she's taller, her waist is smaller, even the dress's bubble-like shape has been emphasized.
Indeed, the change is so dramatic that one could argue that it spills over into the territory of artistic license: Are we even supposed to think the cover is natural?
What do you think: Did Vogue take the change too far, or is the photo manipulation justified if it makes the cover more interesting?
Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@BeccaMartin47.