Sunday, April 6, 2008

Secret Meaning Behind Louis Vuitton Ad?

While this may not be 'breaking news' I ran into an interesting article combining my two interests; fashion and politics.

Cha ching, right?

Last summer former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the new face of Louis Vuitton.

The scene: Gorbachev is being driven by the remains of the Berlin Wall. Inside his Louis Vuitton luggage is a piece of literature sticking out.

"It's a Russian book or magazine, strategically posed so that the title is upside-down but readable: “Litvinenko's Murder — They Wanted to Give Up a Suspect for $7,000.” Litvinenko, of course, is the Russian ex-spy whose death — by polonium-laced sushi — has been widely attributed to Putin's goons," Michael Idov of the New Yorker said.

Louis Vuitton explains the ad as reflecting their "core values," on travel.

What do you think?

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