Muhammad Ali and his spitting-image grandchild 3-year-old Curtis Muhammad Conway Jr. will appear in the high-end designer Louis Vuitton‘s latest brand. The campaign’s print ads, featuring the 70-year-old, will run in 60 countries. Previously, the luxury accessories manufacturer has featured the likes of such luminaries as Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and soccer great Pelé. Photographed last month by Annie Leibovitz in his Phoenix backyard, Ali watches his grandson in a pair of boxing gloves (we assume playing around).
With the age of technology, many people have been upset about the ad. Because of the tender age of the boxer dubbed as ‘The Greatest’, critics don’t believe it is his body. However, we all know that ALL ads are Photoshopped. Images are enhanced in almost everything that can be such as videos, photos and even television shows/movies. Instead of debating if the image is real, shouldn’t we be celebrating the ad and imagery it alludes to?
What do you think about the ad? Do you think it was Photoshopped too much?