The Things We Wear and Why, from CBC Radio One Arts cat / writer RAJI SOHAL.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
a communist's idea of luxury
Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of a communist nation, Mikhail Gorbachev, has a new job: starring in a fashion magazine ad for luxury brand Louis Vuitton. It would seem that the term 'luxury' has radically changed since the Cold War - from having a negative connotation that threatens social virtue, to a cunning scheme supporting consumption.