Lindsay Gets Bagged, Gorbachev Gets Bag

8/3/2007 5:41 PM PDT
Fashion giant Louis Vuitton has passed over the likes of Lindsay Lohan as their spokesperson -- and has gone with a different kind of redhead!

While Lindz was once in the running, it's former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev who is the new port wine stained face of Vuitton. Do they sell crimson birthmarks in rehab?! In an ad for the design house shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Gorbachev appears in the back of a vehicle with a Vuitton bag at his side. Nostrovia!

Hopefully, the man who helped oversee the collapse of the Soviet Union won't do the same to the luxury French brand! Dahsveedahnyuh, baby!