August 5, 2010

Ann Taylor Glitch

Huffington Post released this story yesterday that I couldn't resist sharing:

Some sort of tech error on Ann Taylor's website mistakenly revealed how the brand's photos look before retouching. Jezebel first noticed the pics on Tuesday afternoon explaining:

"As the page loads, you'll get to see what the Chiffon Trim tank looks like on a real woman for a few seconds. Then she shrinks into an awkward creature barely able to support the weight of her torso with her tiny child hips."

By Tuesday night, the glitch, involving thumbnails and other terms beyond us, had been fixed. But we were able to take some screen grabs before Ann Taylor cleaned it up. Check out the before and after photos of the "Chiffon Trim Tank," and item from a set of photoshopped pictures we've previously written about.

To be fair, at the time, Ann Taylor did apologize saying, "We want to support and celebrate the natural beauty of women, and we apologize if in the process of retouching that was lost." Now, we just know exactly what was lost: a few inches off of the model's waist and thighs.

Am I the only one that thinks she looks better in the un-retouched photo? She was already skin and bones... why did the feel it necessary to make her even smaller???

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