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Football and Madonna: Designs on the Style Leaders

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The fashion plates have been flying off the presses this week. The one sure to cause the most discussion is this hysterical Jean-Paul Gaultier rendition of a Saturday Night Fever-inspired costume for Madonna's Confessions Tour where the French designer imagines Madonna in her best Tony Manero drag. Hopefully it comes with a light up dancefloor. More designs for Madge's tour are available here.

I've flanked Madonna Madero with Giorgio Armani's off-the-pitch designs for England's World Cup footballers. According to Hello!, " The soccer stars will be measured for their classic navy blue wool suits in the next two weeks. They'll wear the bespoke outfits with flowing white shirts, light blue ties, brown belts and brown leather shoes. Each player will also receive a casual-wear trousseau of blue trousers and polo shirt with grey pullover as well as cufflinks personalised with their shirt number, wrap-around sunglasses and a divers' watch. They are also to be presented with the Italian designer's favourite accessory, a clutch bag, for all their essentials."

Said Armani: "Football players are the new style leaders and they are very different to movie stars because they have to display a marked physical and mental discipline that makes them truly heroic."

Isn't that just a fancy way of saying they're really hot.

Dolce & Gabbana agree. They'll be dressing up the Italian team, since they've already dressed them down.


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    Posted by: G-Lock | May 12, 2006 10:32:52 AM

  2. So Armani is English?

    Posted by: Marc | May 12, 2006 11:19:02 AM

  3. I don't quite see why an Italian couturier is called in to design what looks like the nicer stuff from the JC Penney fall catalogue.

    Posted by: Jacko | May 12, 2006 11:31:16 AM

  4. I'm so confused! Time was when no self-respecting man would wear brown shoes or belts with navy blue. What's happening to the world. Oh, the humanity!

    Posted by: JT | May 12, 2006 11:31:32 AM

  5. I want one of those "clutch" bags.

    Posted by: honey child | May 12, 2006 2:02:08 PM

  6. I always thought navy blue + brown was proper... what should we be wearing in lieu of brown leather?

    Posted by: J | May 12, 2006 8:34:02 PM

  7. Madonna is so 3 months ago.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | May 12, 2006 10:16:51 PM

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