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October 14, 2009

Suck it, Ralph Lauren

Filed under: Suck it,The Fat's in the Fire — Miss Plumcake @ 3:29 pm

Okay, first of all I’m going to say this once and for all: when pronouncing Ralph Lauren’s last name, it’s Lauren like Bacall, not Loren like Sophia. Really? Really.

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Yours is a very bad Photoshop, Mr Lauren.

BoingBoing called them on it, and instead of admitting fault Ralph Lauren’s tried to shut them down citing copyright infringement which is crackery of the highest order because it couldn’t be any more “fair use” if it tried. Nice one, Ralphie!

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  1. Then RL fired the model for being fat. Trufax.

    Comment by evilsciencechick — October 14, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

  2. Rachel’s not YOUR secret girlfriend, she’s MY secret girlfriend. The “cookies” line cracked me up.

    Comment by Lisa — October 14, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

  3. oh, and one more thing. That outfit is heinous, Ralph. I could get that top at Kohl’s.

    Comment by Lisa — October 14, 2009 @ 4:14 pm

  4. There’s another one on Photoshop Disasters today that’s even worse. They shrank and stretched the model’s entire body, except the hands, which were bigger than her thighs.

    Comment by daisyj — October 14, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  5. Lovely to see some smart ladies with cahones. Does my heart good.

    Comment by Carol — October 14, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

  6. As evilsciencechick already pointed out, the model was fired from RL six months ago for being too fat. She is 5’10” and 120 pounds. Even she said that if they were going to distort her so badly, why not just hire another girl.

    Comment by Miss Lou — October 15, 2009 @ 2:32 am

  7. Ralph’s REAL last name is pronounced “Lipshitz.”

    Comment by raincoaster — October 15, 2009 @ 2:34 am

  8. Oh my land, he did it again:

    I notice reports say the first Bratz-like ad showed in Japan. This latest one was in Australia. Is Asia-Pac the new testing ground for ludicrous body imaging? Wait. I’m not sure I want you to answer that.

    Comment by Tora — October 15, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

  9. What I find fishy is that no one can dig up a better scan/original of said ad. I have no doubt that Ralphy ‘shops his models to kingdom come, but why is it always the same, dingy picture? Hmmm.

    Oh, and RL are hardcore sweatshop producers who have fought down worker’s rights, so a pox on the whole ugly corporation. I know, they ain’t the only one, and I’ll be the first to ‘fess up to the fact that there are items in my wardrobe and home of questionable origin, and I do my bit on a budget to get around that, but seriously: these clothes cost ridiculous amounts of dosh, could they not do better than three cents an hour?

    Comment by Margo — October 15, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

  10. The reason this bad scan of a magazine is going around is that Lauren and the magazines have been using copyright law to take down other images. This one is protected as News.

    Comment by raincoaster — October 16, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

  11. Thanks for the clarification, raincoaster. Let us now hold hands and commence peeing on those stupid v-necked sweaters.

    Comment by Margo — October 16, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  12. So I went on this date with a photographer and I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not, then he told me that he doesn’t do fashion work anymore because last time he did he had to have a big shouting match with someone and give back half his fee because he refused to photoshop the image to make the models body “75% leg, 25% torso, her head is negligible” because he thought that was sick and pretty gross. I mean if there was ever a way to skyrocket yourself from iffy to second date..

    Comment by Leah — October 17, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

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