Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dolce&Gabbana designing Chelsea's football uniforms

Looks like soccer is getting more and more fashionable!

Dolce&Gabbana has created a range of suits exclusively for the Chelsea Football Club, after inking a three-year deal with the team.

"We are really happy about this partnership and to be able to link our name to such a prestigious club like Chelsea," said Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. "We are big football fans: for us it means healthy competition, intense passion and great discipline. Football players are style icons both on and off the pitch and, on top of this, there is our love of England and of London, which have always been a source of inspiration for our work."

The designer duo used the club's signature blue, and created two off-field outfits for the players - a three piece suit with an embroidered logo crest, and a pair of jeans worn with a shirt and black trainers. Both looks will be finished off with a black wool fitted coat.

But it's not only the players who will be dressed. Coach Carlo Ancelotti and the team's staff will also be gifted with D&G apparel, including two-button jackets, blue shirts, wool jumpers, and high-heeled shoes for the women. D&G will also give the club directors' lounge and other areas of the Chelsea club's stadium a makeover.

Dolce & Gabbana has previously designed the uniforms for A.C. Milan and for the 2006 World Cup Italian football team.

Perhaps Giorgio Armani will consider designing for Real Madrid...considering he's already taken Cristiano Ronaldo under his wing.

To see more sketches of the apparel, click here.

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