Madonna’s been through some serious retouching sessions in some of her past campaigns, but apparently, not for her most recent with Versace. The 56-year-old singer looks admittedly fantastic in the Italian fashion house’s latest ads — so good that people have inevitably chalked her pristine appearance up to good ol’ Photoshop magic, but according to Donatella Versace, that’s not the case.
The designer told Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera that Madonna “did not have her abdomen or arms retouched.” She does acknowledge that they did use a little studio magic to make the singer look as good as she does. “I believe that there were only the set and the filters and the rest,” which could mean a lot of really good makeup, maybe even a teensy bit of retouching? Who (besides the people who shot the ads) can really say?
Either way, Madonna looks great, filters or no filters, and her midsection at 56 is tighter than most women’s half her age. So, werque Madonna.