Numéro magazine has a new cover editorial starring top model Karlie Kloss. The largely nude spread was shot in black and white by photographer Greg Kadel. But there are some stark differences between the photographs released by Kadel and those that appear in the magazine. Numéro, it seems, liked that Kloss was so thin but hated that her thinness made her bones more apparent. So in a have-your-cake kind of gesture, it made the bones disappear with Photoshop.
This is one of the images from the editorial in question. On the left is Numéro's version; on the right is Kadel's. You can see the uncensored photo here.
Yesterday, when Kadel's images started hitting fashion blogs, the fact that Kloss's bones hadn't been Photoshopped out was one of the things we first noticed. Kadel's images were most likely also retouched — always a safe assumption with any fashion photograph, and the photographer has not claimed otherwise — but his retouching didn't take away Kloss's bones. When Numéro released images that were retouched to such a different standard, Kadel's studio announced the photographer's displeasure: