• Tue, Jun 14 2011

Campaigns: Angelina Jolie Supposedly Not Wearing Makeup In Her Louis Vuitton Ads… Lies.

The world has finally been gifted with Angelina Jolie’s Annie Leibovitz-shot Louis Vuitton ads and the WWD coverage opens with this peculiar introduction:

She’s barefoot, wearing her own clothes, no makeup and toting her own elegantly weathered monogrammed Alto bag. Yet Angelina Jolie looks radiant and completely in her element, reclining on a wooden boat in a verdant, lakeside landscape in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province. Jolie discovered the country in 2000 when she filmed “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” and it sparked her humanitarian activism. [...] She’s the latest celebrity to pose for Louis Vuitton’s popular “Core Values” campaign.

At first I picked up on the word “values” and was like, okay, posing in impoverished Cambodia with a Louis Vuitton bag isn’t so bad if it’s for charity. But then it turns out by “values” they mean “luxury adventures.”

Vuitton introduced the advertising concept in 2007 as a way to trumpet its travel roots and showcase its perennial monogrammed leather goods as a balance to its fashion-driven marketing — and to reach a broader audience. Other personalities who have posed for Vuitton include Mikhail Gorbachev, Keith Richards and Catherine Deneuve.

So all I have to take from this is: please. She’s obviously wearing makeup. Jolie is genetically blessed but she wasn’t born with a flawless smokey eye.

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  • Anna

    If she’s really not wearing any make up…well, they photoshopped the make up later.

  • Eileen

    I think the best part is that the bag she’s carrying is no longer sold new.

    • Ashley Cardiff

      it’s true! but they’re bound to rerelease it now.

  • Geraldine

    This ad is gross! The bag looks hideous and inappropriate. Like you would just be a complete dickhead to take that bag into that setting in the first place.

  • Jaye

    What the hell does it matter if she’s wearing makeup or not? What’s the message here? That’s she’s beautiful with a totally unmade up face? Come on, we’ve seen Angie without makeup & she’s pretty……………THAT’S IT! Nothing more, nothing less. She’s not an unhuman, breathtaking beauty. But, someone seems to think saying she’s without makeup……….HA! What a joke. That someone must think we’re idiots.