So we kind of have a thing for Amar’e Stoudemire around these parts. But while we’re the first to admit that our “thing” for Amar’e was inspired, in part, by Anna Wintour‘s thing for Amar’e, it’s official: Mr. Stoudemire is fashion’s favorite athlete. Not only is he working on a line with Rachel Roy, he spent Tuesday afternoon on a shopping date with Ms. Roy, and he’s been invited to the Met Museum’s Costume Institute Gala on May 2 — by Ms. Wintour, we’re sure.
Page Six reports that Roy and Stoudemire were “spotted Tuesday afternoon shopping at Harry Winston on Fifth Avenue.” And while we’re not going to go so far as to say that jewelry shopping is usually considered a pretty romantic date, we are going to say that the idea of Rachel and Amar’e perusing baubles together is absolutely adorable, platonic or no.
Stoudemire told WWD he prefers to shop in luxury boutiques (I love Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford”) and both he and Roy said that their line is inspired by the wives and girlfriends of athletes, like Gisele Bundchen.
“We want to give them sexy from the inside out,” [Roy explained.] “I think I would like to teach girls that you don’t necessarily have to wear high heels to watch sports, but you can be casually chic. What does Gisele wear when she goes to see her man [New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady] play? What would Kate Moss wear? Those images are the inspiration as we’re designing.”
Not that that’s something Stoudemire and his fellow team players take much notice of during the game. “We are so focused on the game, and so in the heat of the moment, that it’s hard to see what people are wearing out there, but I do think women want to look sexy when they go to the sporting events,” Stoudemire offered.
That’s true. But at this point, all we care about is what Stoudemire will be wearing come May 2.
Amar’e at Met [Page Six]
Amar’e Stoudemire Jumps Into Fashion [WWD]
At Hilfiger, Amar’e Reveals How He And Anna Wintour Met [Styleite]
Amar’e Stoudemire’s Vogue Issue Is Here And It’s Hilarious [Styleite]