So this happened:
The unretouched outtakes from Lady Gaga's Versace campaign leaked to fan forum GagaDaily yesterday, and you may notice a slight difference between the original photos and the final ads, which rolled out online last November.
We're calling it a small service to every woman living in the modern media world: Next time you look in the mirror and feel any measure of insecurity or disappointment, remember that the magic you're searching for is called Adobe Photoshop — and it only works on pixelated digital images.
Take Lady Gaga as an example: Here's one of the most famous performers on the planet (in photographs by top fashion duo Mert and Marcus for the legendary Italian luxury brand Versace, no less) and she looks sort of awkward because she doesn't have the help of computer software. It's a nice reminder that fashion advertising does not only distort reality, it barely has a relationship to it: Lady Gaga wasn't even wearing makeup when she shot the original photos; that element was added in later, using Adobe brush tools.