UPDATE: It looks like Phelps and Louis are not a match made in
a tub heaven, after all. Sadly, this photo is nothing more than a stolen image — not the new ad for Louis Vuitton. Bummer or relief? You tell us. (The Cut)
To tote around all 22 of his Olympic medals, we could have guessed that Michael Phelps would want something a little more fabulous than the average nylon duffel — but who knew he was this attached to his carry-on?
For Louis Vuitton's new luggage ads, Annie Leibovitz shot Phelps in the bathroom stripped down to his swimming essentials, with only his towel, a pair of jeans, and a monogrammed piece of luggage at his side. While we don't recommend using a Louis Vuitton bag as your cosmetics case, we do acknowledge that a big guy like Phelps requires a little more space than the regular bather. Now — Ryan Lochte on the other hand… (we're thinking he carries his stuff around in something a little closer to this). (Just Jared)
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton