28 September 2010

Italian Vanity Fair's new cover photo of Marion Cotillard is reported by the Huffington Post to be - shockingly! - unphotoshopped.

Now, we are all for promoting natural beauty by showing stars au naturel, but is this cover, shot by Bruce Weber, really the best that can be done? The stunning Marion Cotilard, one of the most gorgeous women in the world, appears on the September issue of the magazine looking a little…tired.

Of course the French actress is undoubtedly beautiful, but we're wondering why the magazine seems to also have chosen this photoshoot to show Cotillard virtually make-up free? The cover is a far cry from the glamorous red carpet looks Marion has become famous for. A quick browse of the internet shows a multitude unretouched red carpet shots of the actress looking healthy, chic and decidedly perkier than Vanity Fair’s offering. It begs the question; did Vanity Fair deliberately choose an unflattering photo just to prove a point, and wouldn’t that point be better proved by showing that women can look absolutely fantastic even without extensive post-production?

What do you think, does Marion Cotillard look as gorgeous as ever or have Vanity Fair chosen a really unflattering cover?

- Sophie Cullinane


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