Michael Phelps Bares All!

Michael Phelps Bares All:
NEW Louis Vuitton Ad!


It's probably no surprise to the millions of screaming fans of a certain Michael Phelps that his very toned and very exposed physique is allegedly the focal point of the new Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign. I say allegedly because the fashion brand reported "It is not an official Louis Vuitton image." even though the image looks like a twin to the original campaign ad - I can almost hear the strangled sobs from women around the world as this is announced. 
The image of Phelps in the tub was taken by the very skilled photographer that is Annie Leibovitz: if you haven't heard of her, she's widely known for her bath tub shots - from Angelina Jolie naked in the tub, to Whoopi Goldberg in a bathtub of milk. Google the latter, it's rather comical actually.

Whilst the image of Phelps in the tub isn't the official campaign image, I think fans will be more than pleased with the official image. Although his aesthetically pleasing bod is covered in a rather dashing suit, I think it's safe to say that he's not going to lose any fans: I mean come on, every woman wants a man in a suit. Featured having tea with 77 year old, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina - who was just as impressive in her day with 18 medals - looks every bit the gentleman, with the famous LV-monogrammed bag at his feet. The caption at the bottom of the ad is written in Italian and reads: 
'Due percorsi straordinari. Uno stesso destino'  which translates to: Two extraordinary paths. The same fate.' 
Quite a suiting caption if you ask me.

What do you think of the new Louis Vuitton ad? Do you think they chose the right face?

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