Keith Richards is the new face of Louis Vuitton

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Tbdkeithrichards030608 If you can believe it, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is the new face of Louis Vuitton, the fashion giant announced.

The AFP says the 64-year-old will be featured in ads shot by Annie Leibovitz and will appear next month with the slogan, “Some journeys cannot be put into words. New York. 3 a.m. Blues in C.” Richards is holding a guitar on a hotel-room bed in the image.

Richards, who plans to donate his fee to The Climate Project (an environmental charity run by Al Gore) follows in the footsteps of luminaries like Catherine Deneuve, Scarlett Johansson, Uma Thurman and Mikhail Gorbachev, but somehow his selection makes the most sense. After all, if you need someone whose face resembles a leather handbag, you could do a lot worse.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:36am]

    

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