Kate Middleton has decidedly middle-of-the-road taste. So Wiwi’s jaw dropped when he saw the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a stylish number with African flare on the cover of Marie Claire South Africa’s August 2012 issue. Does Kate Middleton wear South Africa’s best local designs? “Of course she doesn’t,” a tiny caption tells us at the bottom. “But she should.”
Aspasia Karras, the magazine’s editor, doesn’t see anything strange or misleading about the Photoshop job. “We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue,” she told the Telegraph. “The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion’s new royal icon.”
And how better to say I love you to someone than by giving them an entirely new body? That’s right, people: the clothes aren’t hers, and neither are those curves. According to E!, Marie Claire’s art team only used The Duchess’s head and hands. Everything else belongs to a model.