Kimora Lee Simmons’ new advert for her fragrance “Dare Me” has her head superimposed onto a model from French Vogue‘s (March 2005 volume) body.
In case you missed it, this is the advert,
This is the magazine,
And this is what Kimora actually looks like,
As you can see some major photoshopping went on here and it doesn’t take a genius to see it.
Close-up and reversed,
It doesn’t even look like they only superimposed the lower half of her body, it looks like Baby Phat superimposed a few models bodies together and stuck Kimora’s head onto it. I mean even their shorts are relatively the same.
A couple things come to mind:-
- Is there an image copyright infringement case here for Vogue against Simmons?
- If so, should Vogue pursue it?
- Who gave the advertising and graphic design team the “okay” to do this? And furthermore, who thought it was a smart idea?
- Also, did anyone not think that the general public would have been smart enough to know what Kimora Lee Simmons REALLY looks like? I mean she does have a show on television and is in all of her own advertisements for the Baby Phat brand, so …umm…right.
Seriously? Seriously! Seriously.
Personally, I think Baby Phat should pull the advert and if I were Vogue I wouldn’t be very pleased right now.
I say time for Nuclear Wintour to unleash a bit of her wrath…
What will Vogue and Baby Phat do?
Questions. Questions. Questions.
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Dance (â€™07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami (â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima or get a copy of the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ delivered to your Kindle and donâ€™t forget to check out the Mad Women.