Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (née Kate Middleton) made her first fashion editorial cover appearance on Marie Claire South Africa ... kind of. But how? Even Anna Wintour couldn't sway William's future queen to grace the cover of Vogue thanks to the iron fist of the royal family! Well, it's simple -- when you have Photoshop.
For their August cover, the crafty team at MC decided to doctor up a very true-to-life "hyper-real illustration" of the duchess wearing digs by South African designer Clive Rundle with headline: "Fashion's new royal icon wears SA's best local designers*" and a disclaimer: "*Of course she doesn't. But she should."
Thoughts on the cover? Fabulous? Creepy? Unethical? Comment below but before you give them too much slack, we'll give them this: the cover is practically a class act compared to The New Republic.