Aishwarya Rai, the reigning queen of Indian cinema, model and classically trained dancer is currently on the cover of ELLE India—several shades lighter. Rai’s skin has been lightened. The Times of India reported the former Miss World is “furious with the bleaching botch-up” and is considering taking legal action against ELLE.Change.org has started a campaign asking the magazine to offer a public apology.
This is the second time Elle has made a photoshop blunder….remember Gabourey Sidibe debut first time fashion cover.
Check out The New Yorker’s “Pixel Perfect”, which profiles Pascal Dangin, the premier retouch er of fashion photographs, Vanity Fair, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, V, and the Times Magazine, among others, also use Dangin.