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Mikhail Gorbachev Acts As a Spokesperson For Louis Vuitton Handb

It's been in the news lately that a number of famous people have been endorsing a certain high-line luggage manufacturer's wares. What's for certain is that it's attracted quite a bit of attention, especially as to the people who have been doing the endorsing. In this case, Mikhail Gorbachev acts as a spokesperson for Louis Vuitton handbags, while others have been endorsing travel cases and the like.

This is quite something for the former head of what used to be one of the most powerful Communist nations on the planet, at one time. Due to forces beyond Gorbachev's control, though, it began to dissolve away in 1991, eventually becoming the nominally-democratic nation we today know as Russia. Still, it's also fairly certain that Mikhail himself was probably more capitalistic in outlook than collectivist.

And what does all this say about Louis Vuitton handbags? After all, they're probably one of the most high-cachet, well-known marques in the world today, and the LV line of luggage and bags is seen hanging on many a famous celebrity's arm these days. Actually, the luggage is probably seen being carried by that celebrity's aide or assistant, but that's another story for another time.

Mikhail Gorbachev, though, is depicted in a recent Louis Vuitton handbags ad sitting in a limousine, passing a part of the old Berlin Wall, which was taken down by the people of East Germany during his tenure as Soviet Premier. It also has to be said that he still looks pretty good, considering he's now 76, which means that he was in his relatively-young early 50s when he became the Soviet Union's leader.

There's a lot to like about advertisements like this. One of them is that it's actually probable that somebody as rich and powerful as Mikhail Gorbachev was (and probably still is, in many ways) travels around with a couple of attractive and well-made Louis Vuitton handbags. Another is that they pass along a certain aura to those who can afford the bags or luggage.

This aura is part of what sells just about any celebrity-endorsed product, and Louis Vuitton gets it. Besides Mikhail Gorbachev, the maker has had three very famous American astronauts (each a trailblazer in his or her own way) depicted with their own LV handbags by their side. The Gorbachev ad, shot by Annie Leibovitz, evokes a certain Soviet-era sense of reminiscence along with a modern sensibility.

Truthfully, one can almost picture a slight twinge of regret in Gorbachev's eyes as his limo driver takes him by the Berlin Wall, but one also gets that without his actions - engaging in perestroika with U. S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush - there would be no limo for him because he and the average Soviet citizen would not have had a chance to grab at riches which only capitalism can make possible.

What's not to like when somebody like Mikhail Gorbachev acts as a spokesperson for Louis Vuitton handbags, to be honest? It validates all that economic theory on capitalism and the ad itself looks very stylish and speaks well of Gorbachev's sense of humor about his momentous role in human history. Also, we get a chance to take a look at a very nice LV handbag, and that's not a bad thing.