Muhammad Ali, Grandson Appear In Louis Vuitton Ad – Too Much Photoshop?

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?

 

  • It’s Cost Me A Lot, But There’s One Thing That I’ve Got…

    THAT AD HAS MORE PHOTOSHOP THAN GOLDEN CORAL HAS BUTTER ROLLS! SHAMEFUL. THE FEET ARE OVERLAPPING ALL CRAZY LIKE. THE BACKGROUND LOOKS FAKE AS HELL. BUT IM GLAD THEY HAVE SOMEBODY BLACK IN THEIR CAMPAIGN.

  • http://conrodonline.com C. Jay Conrod

    I’m surprised Annie Leibovitz is allowing them to attach her name to this picture. I’m not even against photoshopping. However, I have a serious disdain for BAD photoshopping. This is really badly put together. Alteration of images shouldn’t be this noticeable. And to think that a luxury brand like LV is behind this? Smh.

  • http://WWW.FLICKERIA.COM Kirk

    I like it. It does look like a picture you, I or anybody could take BUT that is probably exactly why the LV CORPORATE SUITS loved and selected it. Definitely more interesting than Jolie’s or Connery’s LV fampaigns. Fampaigns – fame and celebrities driven marketing campaigns.