Yesterday, photos of Michael Phelps’ Louis Vuitton ad appeared on the internet. You really want that guy from the Subway commercials in your ads Louis Vuitton? Sure he’s the most decorated Olympian of all time, but $5 foot longs and $500 bags don’t really go together. You know what would improve this ad? Ryan Lochte.
Louis Vuitton is not the only brand that has made questionable choices in their ads. Perhaps these goof-ups from other brands will make them feel a little bit better.
Diane von Furstenberg: Perhaps they were trying to cut costs by opting to not pay a model ridiculous amounts of money for a picture of her face.
Juicy Couture: If you’re wondering what happened to all of the pink zebras in the wild, Juicy Couture stole them to use in their ads.
Jimmy Choo: If I could afford a pair of Jimmy Choos I would want to be buried in them too.
American Apparel: Just say no to old lady crotch shots.
Tom Ford: If only my boyfriend got this excited about shoes…
Marc Jacobs: Those legs would belong to Victoria Beckham, and they’re not for sale.
Photos courtesy of Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Juicy Couture, American Apparel, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton.