Problem: You're a ladymag editor and you really, really want Kate Middleton for a cover. But the Duchess of Cambridge hasn't been returning your calls. Solution: Photoshop? South African Marie Claire thinks so. The magazine calls its uncanny-looking, technologically aided new cover a "fan art tribute" to the newest member of the British royal family. "Kate Middleton is, without a doubt, the world's new style icon," explains editor Aspasia Karras. Shame you couldn't actually get her for a cover, then. Previously in Kate Middleton Photochops, British Tatler heavily retouched a news photo of Middleton (resulting in a cover that looked weirdly like one of those Jesus plates your grandma puts on the mantel), British Grazia whittled her waist (then angrily denied Photoshopping her, then admitted and fauxpologized for it), Newsweek had her walking alongside an undead Princess Di, and The New Republic gave her a nasty set of teeth. [Marie Claire SA]
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