Vuitton adds Madonna to list of old friends

Following in the aging footsteps of Mikhail Gorbachev and Keith Richards, Madonna has now joined the Louis Vuitton campaign, sitting for a half-dozen French-bistro photos that will appear in fashion magazines in February. Women's Wear Daily gets the rest of the scoop from Marc Jacobs, who marvels at the kind of strength and flexibility that allows the Material Girl to strike poses like this one. "It was her idea to do the fishnets," Jacobs says. "What fascinates me the most about her is her never-ending energy, and the idea of becoming and changing. She's an artist who's unafraid to use her voice."

—Posted by Tim Nudd