Beyonce Mrs. Carter Tour: Roberto Cavalli Sketch Causes Controversy [PHOTO]


One of the world's most renowned fashion designers, Roberto Cavalli, shared news with the world that Beyonce wore a dress he made specifically for her.

"The stunning Beyoncé Knowles wore a muslin silk multicolored Roberto Cavalli dress with gold barocco embroideries, created exclusively for her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour," he wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

However, the sketch that accompanied those words, received intense backlash.

The photo displays Beyonce wearing the colorful and flowy gown, but her famous curves aren't represented. The star's body resembles a stick figure, with legs that are extremely thin. Knowles also appears to be very tall in the photo. The sketch can be seen here.

"She is not that thin or tall. It's a shame because her body is better than the one they 'made' for her in this picture," commented one user.

"Do you think this was photoshopped enough," wrote another.

The difference can be seen with the photos Cavalli also included of Beyonce wearing the dress while performing on stage. View those photos here.

Cavalli, however, made sure to explain his position.

"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," he wrote in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday. "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."

In fact, fashion sketches usually do overdramatize thinness. See some examples here.

In May, Enstars reported a similar incident that occurred, but instead with Beyonce's H&M spring/summer ad campaign. It was reported that the singer was angered that the clothing company wanted to retouch her bikini shots.

Regarding that controversy, a spokesperson for H&M said, "As with all campaigns there are discussions on which images should be used. Both H&M and Beyoncé are very happy with the final result."

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