Oh, we just love.
This just gives us glee of the non-jeahing kind.
Don’t get us wrong.
We heart Ryan Lochte, as he’s a Florida Gator too, but there is something about the glittering, green, gaudy sneakers that just don’t do it for us.
But the Phelps. In Speedos. In a Tub. With Louis next to him.
The Louis Vuitton bag up for sale, sits next to Phelps with a pair of jeans folded on top.
We would like to note that there is not a shirt to be seen in sight.
Photographed Annie Leibovitz, this isn’t the only shot for the campaign, nor can you expect the rest to be as scantly clad.
The famed French fashion house also produced another image with Phelps in a three-piece suit.
The second released image, is for the brand’s “Core Values’ campaign which highlights people LV deems unique and exceptional.
In previous advertisements the likes of Angelina Jolie, Muhammed Ali and Keith Richards have graced glossy magazine pages.
This time around, Phelps is on a couch, appearing to have a chat with Larisa Latynina.
Latynina, who is now 77-years old, represented the former Soviet Union in gymnastics and won an amazing 18 gold medals between 1956 and 1964.
Phelps broke her record at the London 2012 games with an astonishing 22 medals, however, Latynina still holds the record for the most individual medals.
The caption for the Latynina/Phelps advert, in Italian, says,
“Due percorsi straordinari. Uno stesso destino. [Two extraordinary paths. The same fate.]“
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