Like leather shorts, we totally thought old models would be gone before we could make another agist quip. But then those folks over at LVMH have never met a trend they didn’t like — and it seems they haven’t lost their taste for the seasoning. Consider their latest round of salt and pepper-heavy adverts. Lensed by Annie Leibovitz, the new campaign — just in time for the 2010 World Cup — captures soccer greats Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, and Pele playing a round of foosball at a dusty cafe in Madrid.
Holy monogram! Old, soccer (err, foosball) playing models — talk about killing two trends with one stone fox. Of course the move to cast the soft-bodied trio is not quite as ballsy as Dolce and Gabbana’s recent brief-tastic team of man-meat and, let’s be honest, they evince a bit more wear-and-tear than Kristen McMenamy. Nonetheless, there’s something about three middle-aged guys reliving the good old days — you know those triumphant scores — that makes us say, aww shucks. Now back to those boys in their skivvies.