Fashion’s top retoucher, Pascal Dangin, is examined by Lauren Collins in the current New Yorker. Pascal is the go-to-man for American/French/Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Times Magazine; the top photographers (Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Inez and Vinoodh, Patrick Demarchelier); for Gucci, Dior, Lanvin, EstÃ©e Lauder. These are just a smattering of the industry’s blue chip names he works with in the fascinating article about the magic he creates.
See below for an example of his work. The first is retouched, the second is the original. Your best bet, buy the magazine to see the images up close.