The other day, a few eagle-eyed commenters pointed out that Demi Moore's left hip on the December cover of W mysteriously receded to the point that appears narrower than her thigh. So...what happened?
No one's really saying. This is what a spokesperson for W just told us: Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott "did not do anything unusual or out of the ordinary on Demi Moore for the photo on the cover of W. Demi is an extraordinary beautiful woman and we feel our cover reflects that."
Well, okay. As long as anatomically impossible renderings are usual and ordinary.
Although W has a history of using master retoucher Pascal Dangin for its celebrity covers and fashion editorials, the magazine's rep says that the retouching was done in-house by Alas and Piggott's staff. We contacted Demi's rep, too, but haven't heard back.
By the way, if you check out the runway shot of the Balmain leotard Moore is wearing, the W cover makes model Anja Rubik look positively curvaceous. Appearing to out-narrow a hauntingly bony model? Now that's "still sizzling."
Demi Goddess [W]
Earlier: "The Frustrating Part Is That The Type Of Roles I'd Be Interested In Are Not Really Coming To Me."
Related: Pixel Perfect [The New Yorker]
Demi Moore For W Magazine [Project Rungay]