|Angelina Jolie in Cambodia.|
My Mom was so cranky when she saw Angelina Jolie's new Louis Vuitton full-page ad in the New York Times. Mommy feels that it's in poor taste to sit in the middle of an impoverished country with a several thousand dollar handbag. I agree. It is in poor taste, and feels very post-colonial. Especially since it's half-French woman with a bag from a French company in former French Indochina.
However, Jolie, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, gave her fees to charity. Ironically, the specific bag she is posing with is discontinued. That doesn't really matter, since they're advertising the brand and an idea, not a particular item. You can read a bit more about Jolie's photo over at Huff Po. Apparently this is the most recent in a campaign that I've mostly missed, or just didn't connect to one another. Here's Bono and his wife:
|Read about Bono and Ali Hewson's spread in South Africa here.|
After the jump, lots more about this campaign, including Sally Ride, Pelé, Gorby and more.