The pressure to be picture-perfect, excellently-well-dressed plus photogenic in upmarket clothing ads is hardly news.
But sometimes the outrageousness and insanity of the photoshopping can stop the most jaded of readers, dead in their tracks.
In Ralph Lauren’s world, for e.g, moppets are exquisitely groomed. They do not have snotty noses. Their hair is brushed, (one of them has a side parting!) their clothes are not ill-fitting, mismatched nor gaily patterned with Marmite paw prints and smudges of uncertain origin.
They are not human, but creatures from a fairy tale.
“Snow White The Perfect Mommy and the 7 dwarfs who worked day and night for her to make her life look like a Ralph Lauren ad?”
In this ad, not even the dog is allowed to appear as nature intended.
This Ralph Lauren dog is subject to the impossibly high sartorial standards of fashion advertising.
Except it all went a little wrong.
No-one from Ralph Lauren’s marketing department appears have noticed that there is a completely different dog’s head photoshopped onto this strangely-dressed dog body?
As if the fact that the dog is dressed at all, is not weird enough, to begin with.
I wish I could say that I spotted it with my eagle eyes. But I didn’t. It’s from WorstWeekEver.