Photos non retouchées de Madonna de la campagne Louis Vuitton diffusées.
Just as striking, a more natural Madge: Unretouched photos of singer from Louis Vuitton campaign released
By Liz Thomas
Last updated at 12:49 AM on 5th June 2010
That heavily-airbrushed Louis Vuitton advertising campaign made her look 20 years younger.
But as the natural image shows, Madonna can still cut a striking - if far less polished - figure without the aid of photo trickery.
Although the smooth, sleek look of the advertising shots is gone, the 51-year-old's more natural, virtually wrinkle-free glow will be the envy of many women her age.
The image comes from the same shoot as the £7million campaign and was published by a New York fashion blog.
But Madonna's look has not come cheap.
The singer has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds trying to stave off the years, enduring a strict diet free of fat and a gruelling exercise regime.
Add an on-off Brazilian model lover Jesus Luz, who is just 23, and she has even more reason to stay in shape.
However, some have criticised her for wearing outfits more suitable for a teenager, and she continues to live a hectic social life, dancing until the early hours in London nightclub Aura just two weeks ago.
Earlier this year Madonna posed in a series of unretouched pictures to prove she was confident with her fifty-something body.
Admittedly there was some spectacularly flattering lighting but she still looked remarkable in nothing more than fishnet tights and a bra.
The mother of four claims to be putting music and modelling on the backburner for the moment.
She is concentrating on her film W.E., a historical drama about Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
Madonna said in a recent interview: 'I have been writing it for the last two and a half years, to tell you the truth. It's been kind of an obsession of mine.'
Source: Mail Online.
Healthy glow: Madonna, 51, in an unairbrushed shot from the Louis Vuitton session.
End result: The Louis Vuitton advertisement.