Papa Gorbachev’s Got a Brand New Bag

Hollywood is not the only place former communists are drawn to.

Louis Vuitton, the French manufacturer of chichi leather goods and other high-end paraphernalia, has chosen its new celebrity rep.

If you’re thinking Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson or Reese Witherspoon, you’re off the mark. The latest face of Louis Vuitton is actually Mikhail Gorbachev.

Not just a former Soviet leader and environmental activist anymore, Gorbachev will be featured in a Louis Vuitton ad campaign for the designer brand.

The commie chic celeb will have some big-name co-stars in the advertisements, like legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve and supermodel Steffi Graf and her tennis champ spouse Andre Agassi.

Gorbachev will be seen riding in a car with a Louis Vuitton bag at his side, and in the background will be the oh-so-untrendy Berlin Wall.

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