If certainly hush-hush, photo-retouching has always been one of those hotly-debated realities of the fashion industry. We all (hopefully) knew it happened. No one likes to talk about it — because (gasp!) what would life be like if Kate Moss‘ pearlescent skin was slightly less than perfect? But lately, a few brazen babes — see: Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears — have gone on record to speak out against the industry’s ugly little secret, even revealing their own imperfections in the process.
Of course, these brave beauties weren’t the first to be taken with no makeup. You may remember that super-gorgeous, stir-creating French Elle in which iconic German lensman, Peter Lindbergh captured the likes of Eva Herzigova, Ines de la Fressange, and a slew of European actresses with little to no makeup (as if they needed it) and minimal photoshop work.
Well, if you happen to have missed the beautifully bare snaps, fret not. Word is, Lindbergh — ever the photographic proponent of all things au natural — is at it again, training his lens on models in a similar spread for the French glossy this week.
Apparently, iconic supermodel Claudia Schiffer appears on the cover with an accompanying eight page spread of black-and-whites which boast the unvarnished mugs of Cindy Crawford, Nadja Auermann and Helena Christensen. Now, we’re not entirely sure whether these are new snaps, or just a re-issuing of portraits that had been published in Harper’s Bazaar back in 2009 (sounds like the latter), but regardless we can’t help but be thrilled with the unaltered trend. Can’t wait for more bare beauties to follow suit.
Via WWD .