The Coco controversy

Update: you can now view Coco Rocha’s full shoot from Elle Brazil at the gallery.

When you first glance Coco Rocha’s cover for the May 2012 edition of Elle Brazil it’s likely that your reaction is going to be akin to my own: wow. It’s quite the stunning cover. Over Photoshopped in parts to be sure, but all the more dramatic for it. And while some of Coco’s features have received unnecessary attention in Photoshop, it’s the use of the post-production tool elsewhere that has raised eyebrows.

It’s surprising just whose eyebrows they are, however.

coco rocha photoshop

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12
Coco Rocha: Elle Brazil May '12

Coco Rocha‘s. As the model has penned on her Tumblr:

As a high fashion model I have long had a policy of no nudity or partial nudity in my photo shoots. For my recent Elle Brazil cover shoot I wore a body suit under a sheer dress which I now find was photoshopped out to give the impression of me showing much more skin than I was, or am comfortable with. This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction to the entire team that they not do so. I’m extremely disappointed that my wishes and contract was ignored. I strongly believe every model has a right to set rules for how she is portrayed and for me these rules were clearly circumvented.

On the cover, Coco Rocha wears a dress from Julien MacDonald’s spring 2012 collection. Photographed by Max Abadian, the May 2012 edition of Elle Brazil his newsstands this week.

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