What Has Roberto Cavalli Done To Beyoncé’s Body?

There’s a very important lesson that H&M recently learned the hard way — you don’t retouch Beyoncé. It would appear that Roberto Cavalli has yet to learn this golden rule.

In a sketch for the custom gown that he designed for B and her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, Cavalli transformed the singer’s coveted physique from curvaceous to extraterrestrial. When the image landed in our inbox, we couldn’t believe that the designer was trying to pass off this gangly stick figure as Queen B. In fact, we were a little infuriated.

While fashion sketches do tend to depict women as unrealistically skinny, doing the same to Beyoncé , who notoriously takes pride in her natural shape (something far too uncommon in celebrity culture), sends the wrong message. The email also included actual photos of B on stage in Cavalli’s sexy, jewel-toned gown, and she looked like a goddess — making the sketch seem all the more ridiculous.

View the designer’s illustration and concert images below, and feel free to vent your frustrations after you do a side-by-side comparison — we certainly had to blow off some steam off after our first look. If you’re looking for some fashion moments that are actually size-honest, check out our round-up of the instances where magazines and ad campaigns got it right.

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