Pardon us for beating a dead horse — erm, zebra — but when we discovered these shots from Mischa Barton‘s latest modeling effort we couldn’t help but blow our photoshop vuvuzela. Barton appears in a new campaign for German fashion designer Philipp Plein and no matter your opinion of the actress and her career, the images are pretty startling.
Her waist is whittled beyond recognition and her legs — particularly her thighs — look like they’ve been trimmed and toned with the help of the trusty airbrush. But perhaps most egregious is the liberties they’ve taken with the 24-yeard old’s face. It begs the question: why choose Mischa in the first place? “For me it was the big challenge to again show her as a Diva, a Rock ´n` Roll Goddess,” explains the designer. Well, everyone loves a good challenge — especially the post-production crew.
More images at Philipp-Plein.com.