Keith Richards - Style Icon for Louis Vuitton

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  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Rolling Stone Keith Richards, the new face of Louis Vuitton, looms over bicyclist on billboard outside luxe bags store on New Bond St., London.

    The iconic 64-year-old guitarist will appear in magazine ads worldwide this month to push the French company's luxe line of fancy bags and suitcases.

    "Keith Richards is timeless and ageless," said Rita Clifton, who heads the United Kingdom division of brand consultant Interbrand. "He's lean and mean and he's still current."

    His face deeply creased, Richards is shown holding a guitar with a custom-made Vuitton case for his instrument sitting behind him. "Some journeys cannot be put into words," the ad reads.

    http://thebosh.com/archives/2008/03/...d_campaign.php

    He seems to be keeping modern pirate fashion alive as well. [​IMG]
     


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    khaki sack Senior member

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    I saw the ad over the weekend.

    Richards looks like an 90-year old Italian grandmother.
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I prefer Gorby. Maybe they can do a new "birthmark monogram".
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    GELESS!? Hilarious. His face, even with all that make up, looks like a catcher's mit. He's grotesque if you ask me.
     


  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    ld111134 Senior member

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    Alice has considerable experience as a pitchman for upscale products given his former role promoting Callaway golf clubs.
     


  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Alice has considerable experience as a pitchman for upscale products given his former role promoting Callaway golf clubs.

    True, but no fashion items that I'm aware of.
     


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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I prefer Gorby. Maybe they can do a new "birthmark monogram".

    I like that ad...
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I liked the Gorbachev ad better:

    [​IMG]

    In both ads, I like how they portay the luggage as ordinary thing used in the course of the day.
     


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    Kuro Senior member

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    I like that ad...

    I read someplace that if you translate the headline of the magazine inside the bag it reads something to the effect that Putin was behind killing that guy in London who died from plutonium exposure.[​IMG]
     


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    True, but no fashion items that I'm aware of.

    True.
     


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    mink31 Senior member

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    I read someplace that if you translate the headline of the magazine inside the bag it reads something to the effect that Putin was behind killing that guy in London who died from plutonium exposure.[​IMG]
    My translation of the cover: "Litvinenko's killing: They wanted to turn in the suspect for $7,000" This is certainly a cryptic message, but I don't see how it implies that Putin had anything to do with the killing. (I'm not taking a position on this one way or the other.)
     


  13. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Seems like a trend. We were walking around an outdoor mall after dinner last night. Walked past an eyewear store that had a large poster ad for John Varvatos sunglasses featuring Alice Cooper.

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf...rvatos_1041407


    Alice Cooper and John Varvatos is a bit more understandable than Keith Richards and LV.

    JV has used Cheap Trick, Velvet Revolver, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and I'm sure a few I'm missing in his ads. JV has a new store in the former CBGB club as well.
     


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    AGELESS!? Hilarious. His face, even with all that make up, looks like a catcher's mit. He's grotesque if you ask me.

    They could use his skin to make some luggage.
     


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    I like the Gorby ad. I thought it was great when I first saw it. I think it came out last summer.
     


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