Chelsea Football Club To Be Decked Out By Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no strangers to the soccer field — or to its locker room, for that matter — but until now, they’d only made clothes for Italian athletics franchises. But WWD reports that the design duo has signed a three-year contract to outfit England’s Chelsea Football Club.
The deal has the designers outfitting the team with two sets of clothing — a dark blue three-piece suit with the club’s crest on the jacket and a casual look, with jeans, a black shirt and trainers. They’ll also make a black overcoat for the guys on the team.
In addition to the clothes, the designers redesigned the club’s director’s lounge at West London’s Stamford Bridge stadium.
“We are really happy about this partnership and to be able to link our name to such a prestigious club like Chelsea,” [they said] in a statement.
“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 has always been a source of inspiration for our work.”
The team’s staff will also get outfitted — head coach Carlo Ancelotti and the team’s male and female executives will get suits and accessories like a blue calfskin briefcase, black leather shoes (pumps for the ladies, natch), and tie pins.
The look is a lot more covered up than some of D&G’s past partnerships with football teams, but we’re betting that at some point before the three years is up, the designers will have photographed the guys in nothing but their underwear.