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Does Retouching Ruin Dove's Message?

Does Retouching Ruin Dove's Message?

This week's issue of the New Yorker has a great story about Pascal Dangin, one of the world's foremost digital retouchers. One of the interesting tidbits: the Dove "real beauty" campaign that featured regular women was heavily retouched by Dangin. While I'm not shocked — the women's skin looked suspiciously perfect in the ads — it's nonetheless a little bit depressing. Do you think the accept-yourself message still works, or is it less powerful to you now?


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