Los Angeles Times

Early appearance of Louis Vuitton ads featuring Michael Phelps causes stir

Aug. 20: There's speculation Phelps' appearance in an advertising campaign shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for the high-end designer's latest campaign could run him afoul of International Olympic Committee rules. The photos -- there's also one of Phelps in a three-piece suit, seated on a couch with Larisa Latynina, the gymnast whose Olympic medal record he broke after 48 years -- began appearing on the Internet on Aug. 7, and quickly spread to gossip, fashion and sports sites. Read the complete story. Handout photo by Annie Leibovitz
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