Madonna for Louis Vuitton: what do you think?

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Having viewed Madonna’s campain for Louis Vuitton, The Fashion Police have grave concerns for Madonna’s head. In that it doesn’t quite appear to be connected to her body. No such concerns for Madonna’s legs, though: they’re definitely alive and kicking, and damn, but they’re kicking high.

What do you think of this campaign? Two more photos after the jump…


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34 Comments

  • January 8, 2009

    dressed and pressed

    I do believe I am heartily sick of the high kicks and the sprawling and the general baring of “madge vag”. Enough already, we get it. You are taut, you are bendy, you are sexy; now please, just put it away.

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  • January 8, 2009

    Lucienne

    I think Madonna looks very stiff and awkward in these photos. It’s a tad scary to be honest.

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  • January 8, 2009

    gokarm

    Yeah, i’m sick of the “flexibility” schtick too. She’s been doing that for HOW long? I’m just not that impressed.

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  • January 8, 2009

    nrgizme

    In my opinion, the first one is good, kinda different, you focus on Madonna but then you see the bag immediately after. The second is okay, but it’s kinda like “Hey, let’s see how high I can kick my leg! Oh, and by the way, there’s a Louis Vuitton hanging from my shoulder, if you look closely enough you might see it.”
    The third is pretty crappy. The lifted leg looks stiff in a bad way, imo. If she were to straighten the leg and point her toes (as much as you can in heels), maybe it would be better, I dunno.

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  • January 8, 2009

    Cadi

    The third is not an ad for a purse, it’s an ad for a crotch. Because that’s where your eyes go.
    CLASSY.

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  • January 8, 2009

    Amanda Nicole

    I like the setting, like she’s a dancer/waitress in some divey burlesque bar after it’s been closed for the night. But I heartily agree with all of the above comments: Madge Vag has an expiry date, and it indeed has passed.

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  • January 8, 2009

    j

    I’ve seen other models do far worse in the field of awkward, limb bending poses. It seems like some form of misogyny on the part of the photographer to make the model look as ridiculous as possible. ‘Farther – farther, let me see your tendons… now cross your eyes and put your fingers in your ears…aaaand I’m spent.’
    Strangely, this seems to find the most truth in accessory commercials… hm…

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  • January 9, 2009

    kelly

    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Mafa

    The third picture is grotesque, though Madonna
    still looks well.

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  • January 9, 2009

    jennifer fletcher

    Time this woman stopped displaying her tired,scrawny wares.And her tired scrawny crotch.(Plastic surgery there, too probably!)

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  • January 9, 2009

    Jess

    The first ones not too bad. She looks a little, er, normal. The only real problem is that creepy pumpkin smile in the photo.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Katie

    Madonna is a has been.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Panthera

    Oh, I’m supposed to look at the purse? I was busy trying to figure out those tie-up pumps thingies. *shudder*

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  • January 9, 2009

    net

    I rather liked the first 2 photos. The third one however, is just awful. Too much crotch emphasis.

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  • January 9, 2009

    net

    I rather liked the first 2 photos. The third one however, is just awful. Too much crotch emphasis.

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  • January 9, 2009

    net

    I rather liked the first 2 photos. The third one however, is just awful. Too much crotch emphasis.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Steph

    Dear Madonna, if I ask you very nicely, will you *please* put some trousers on? If I see your crotch one more time, I may be forced to put out my own eyes with a pin.
    Yours, desperate

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  • January 9, 2009

    Fi

    You have to feel for Lourdes. Would you have wanted your mother doing that when you were a teenager?

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  • January 9, 2009

    Cristina

    Funnily enough I think she looks more like herself in these photos than she has in years!
    By that I mean compare her face (if you can get past the crotch) in these photos with other photos taken recently and then photos of her in the late 80’s

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  • January 9, 2009

    Veronika

    I actually like them:) (all of them, though yeah the third is a bit creepy, but still, interesting..)

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  • January 9, 2009

    fran

    I’m pretty sure I saw an episode of ANTM where someone posed like this for an accessory designer and got absolutely slated for it… why is Madge any different?
    (Does anyone else remember the episode I’m talking about!?)

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  • January 9, 2009

    fran

    I’m pretty sure I saw an episode of ANTM where someone posed like this for an accessory designer and got absolutely slated for it… why is Madge any different?
    (Does anyone else remember the episode I’m talking about!?)

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  • January 9, 2009

    Anna

    Wow, the third one is like CROTCH!!!!

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  • January 9, 2009

    Kelly

    Fran, it was last cycle (11), and Sheena was the model who got the “no no” for mixing crotch + purse.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    #3 looks like a scene from a public information film warning of the dangers of drinking too much down the local bar/pub.

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  • January 9, 2009

    Helena

    My goodness, PUT YOUR FANNY AWAY WOMAN!!!

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  • January 9, 2009

    Helen-LG

    Oh sorry, these are supposed to be about the bags?! I didn’t even notice the bags in the first 2!
    There is nothing good to say about picture 3, 2 is OK I guess but the only thing jumping out at me from it is the shoes, not the bag. 1 is …worrying, her head is odd, the smile is unsettling and the pose makes her look flat chested (it also looks pretty uncomfortable!)
    Poor Madge & LV – the campaign doesn’t make her look good nor does it get the bags any attention. Shame

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  • January 9, 2009

    Am

    I don’t have a problem with them at all. If I could kick my leg up that high now at 27 I’d be happy, and she’s 50! If you’ve got it flaunt it. Perhaps people are feeling a little jealous?

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  • January 9, 2009

    Sun

    It’s not jealousy. I can kick my legs up that high easily enough. It’s the fact that I REALLY do NOT want to see 50 year old crotch.
    I don’t have a problem with the first two pictures. They look extremely well done. The third one…it just plain makes me shudder. It’s a very unflattering angle, especially when combined with the cut of those hot pants. If she had her left knee up, so you would be staring at her hip instead of her crotch, the picture would be fine. As it is, however, the picture is extremely unflattering.
    And Madge Vag is WAY too overdone. I don’t want to see 50 year olds giving me crotch shots.

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  • January 10, 2009

    JC

    My opinion on anything madonna related is..yes well done you do look great for your age and thats wonderful but please…you don’t have to swan around in lyrca bodysuits and stretch your legs as far as they’ll go to show it..put it away woman!

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  • January 10, 2009

    JC

    Also, madonna issues aside..not much of a fan of the ad campaign regardless
    Bit dark and dingyy for me, and whats with the orange fluff?

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  • January 10, 2009

    Diana

    Agree with Cadi. The third pic is just awful. The last thing I noticed was the purse.
    Hate the robocop shoes, by the way.

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  • January 11, 2009

    nj

    is it just me or does she not look like morgan fairchild circa 1983 in that last shot…poor madonna…it has to be getting hard for her to come up with new shock value after 30 odd years…her crotch has come full circle…can’t you all hear lucky star and like a virgin ringing through your heads

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  • January 14, 2009

    Elizabeth @ Lovely Things

    I don’t mind the first two that much, but the third is just unappealing given that it’s so crotch-focused – doesn’t matter whether the woman’s 50 or 20.
    I saw that first one for the first time in Harpers this week. She’s so airbrushed that while she looks very lovely in the face, I couldn’t work out if it was her or just another model (and I originally thought the latter). Hiring a ‘personality’, then airbrushing out her personality? Crazy!

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