Slightly frightening, Uncanny Valley Charlize graces the cover of W for the February issue:
Charlize Theron coves the February 2012 issue of W magazine photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Edward Enninful. Bottega Veneta’s silk chiffon gown. Martin Katz 18k white gold and diamond earrings.
We just saw her in HD on our TV screen being polite to Ryan Seacrest a couple days ago and the lady is absolutely stunning under any conditions. We don’t normally get into the whole Photoshop discussion because it’s so ubiquitous you might as well yell at clouds. But this is someone who’s naturally better looking than almost anyone else on the planet and if the magazine felt that SHE needed digital enhancing, what the hell does THAT say about them? People have pores, W Mag; even really beautiful people. Their eyes and noses have shadows, and stray hairs are known to show themselves on their heads. None of these things make them less beautiful. We’d love to see the unretouched version of that picture because we’d bet a million dollars she looks amazing in it.
Inside, we see a slightly more natural-looking (as far as you can use that term in regards to a fashion mag editorial) Charlize, demonstrating that she’s gorgeous and can work the shit out of both an outfit and a camera.
Marchesa dress. Gilan ring; Harry Winston bracelet.
Dior dress; Fleur of England bra and briefs. Harry Winston bracelet; Bulgari ring.
Oscar de la Renta gown. Harry Winston bracelet; Gilan ring; Gucci shoes.
[Photo Credit: Mario Sorrenti for wmagazine.com]