Sunday, November 10, 2013
Bowie shills for fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion in epically pretentious Louis Vuitton ad
Nobody sells out like David Bowie sells out. The man appeared in his first ad before his career even took off. At the height of his art rocker cred in the '70s, he was writing music for TV ads. And then, of course, came the '80s. And finally, this.
As an elder statesman of Baby Boomer cool, Bowie is back on the shill train. This time, it's with a harpsichord remix of one of his new songs in an incredibly decadent ad for Louis Vuitton:
Directed by Romain Gavras, and featuring model Arizona Muse, it's basically an ad for purses. Very expensive purses.
This version of "I'd Rather Be High" is one of the bonus tracks on a new, expanded release of Bowie's comeback album.