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.


j said...

If this is really Gorbachev then this is too funny! Stalin said 'a capitalist will sell you the rope you will hang him with'...I guess we can add 'a communist will sell his soul for the opportunity'.

sulu-design said...

Not quite sure how I feel about all of the politics wrapped up in this, but damn that photo is gorgeous.

Diana Coronado said...

The pic reminds me a video of Pet Shop Boys "You are always on my mind"
Nice video !!