'Mea culpa' say Grazia
When the already slender Kate Middleton was pictured on the Grazia front-cover with an alarmingly tiny waist, suspicions were raised. Had Grazia retouched the images to make K-Midds even smaller? Today, the fashion mag apologised, admitting that they had digitally manipulated the pictures, but 'accidentally', as a photoshop mistake.
According to The Daily Mail, Grazia explained, 'We wanted a great image of the duchess on her own, but all the photographs had the duke in too, so we asked our reproduction house to remove him from the picture. This would have left the Duchess with only one arm, so they copied over her arm to complete the picture. [Grazia] would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alternations to the Duchess of Cambridge's image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression.'
The fashion mag's editor continued, '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. Sharp-eyed readers will also have noted that she didn't leave the Abbey with a full-length Union flag behind her. This is a deliberately stylised cover – but there were no alterations made at all to make her look slimmer.'
Red faces at Grazia today, and as we all know, it's last season's colour...