Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is under fire after a sketch showing an emaciated Beyonce wearing one of his dressed appeared online. Some of Cavalli’s Facebook followers trashed the image, not realizing it was a sketch and expressing outrage over Beyonce’s über slender physique.
“Disgusting! This is not a real woman, this is a Barbie. And btw. it is also a bad Photoshop picture,” one person wrote. “and they wonder why girls keep starving,” another user wrote.
Noting that some people were confused by the image, Cavalli released this statement to his followers on Thursday:
“We would like to clarify that the image of the gown created by Roberto Cavalli for Beyoncé is a sketch and not a photo, and therefore it is only meant to be a stylized and artistic vision. Roberto Cavalli loves women and more than anyone else has always exalted and highlighted the female shape with his creations, building his signature style on the glorification of sensuality and femininity.”
Check out the full sketch of the dress below and some pictures of B rocking the dress on her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”