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Dove: ‘Real Beauty’ IS Real; Iman: Italian ‘Vogue’ Cover Girl?

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• We reported yesterday photo retoucher Pascal Dangin told The New Yorker he extensively retouched the photos for Dove’s Real Women campaign. In a statement from Unilever, Dangin asserts his quote was taken out of context and he did not work on the 2005 Real Women campaign, but only the Pro-Age campaign in 2007, for which he maintained the women’s natural beauty. He says he only removed dust and performed color correction. [Ad Age]

• Rumor is Iman will land the cover of Italian Vogue’s all-black issue. So much for all that Jourdan Dunn speculation. [Fashionista]

• In the meantime French Vogue is putting together a Gallic issue for June-July 2008, and two “very French” models have reportedly been booked. One was the “iconic face” of a “venerable designer” for years, and the other “rose to a more mass market kind of stardom.” Thinking caps on. [Fashionologie]

• On this side of the Atlantic, Glamour cooked up a list of the 50 most glamorous women for its June issue. It asked cover girl Jessica Simpson to oversee the process, for which judges included Zac Posen, Patrick Demarchelier, and Simon Doonan. Does that mean she was in charge of them? [WWD]

• Soon you can get a $240 cheapie version of the bling Margherita Missoni wore to the Met Costume gala. Because you just haven’t been able to stop thinking about it, have you? [WWD]

• Mischa Barton claims a paparazzo is Photoshopping cellulite onto her ass. Her rep said, “I’m not saying she’s perfect, nobody is. But they’ve given a 22-year-old woman the legs and bottom of an 80-year-old.” For some reason 500 words are devoted to this “story.” [NYDN]

• Agyness Deyn was spotted filming a short movie called Avohair in Central Park last week. Ironically she stars alongside the cast of an upcoming Hair production. [Nylon]

• Stella McCartney held a Mad Hatter–themed luncheon in Beverly Hills that included Etch-A-Sketches, view finders, and Magic 8 balls on the tables. McCartney said she wanted to swipe the loot “for her kids.” [WWD]

• Lookie! Mary Kay has a trademark suit, too! [WWD]

• Lindsay Lohan was spotted taking shots with Hills girl Lauren Conrad. Does this mean L.C.’s about to unleash her bad side?! We feel heart palpitations coming on. [NYDN]

• Adidas made two giant white shoes and had artists on the East Coast decorate the right one and artists on the West Coast decorate the left one. And they filmed it. Watch here and kill five minutes in a way you never have before. [Riott.com]

Dove: ‘Real Beauty’ IS Real; Iman: Italian ‘Vogue’ Cover Girl?