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Yesterday we were a little sad to learn that the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana would close its younger, sportier D&G brand. And today we’ve learned they did it so they could be more like Chanel.
All good things must come to an end, and for Dolce & Gabbana, the smaller, younger D&G brand is just one of those things.
Dolce & Gabbana is adding a standalone e-commerce site to its digital footprint, which has been expanding since the brand set up a mobile website in 2004. So in addition to following the brand on Facebook, Twitter and through Stefano Gabbana‘s Tumblr, reading its online magazine Swide and watching behind-the-scenes videos of its ad campaigns on YouTube, you can buy its clothes and accessories from the comfort of the nearest WiFi hotspot.
Our sneaker obsession is no secret. And while our taste generally favors form over function, we can appreciate some sporty kicks. As such, we were tickled to see Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas rocking some stylish sneaks at last night’s game against the Lakers.
It’s really, really fun to watch celebrities do household tasks, and it seems photographer Steven Klein has cornered the market on celebs-being-domestic pictures. He just shot the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana winter 2011 ad campaign, featuring none other than Madonna… scrubbing a floor.
In an unsurprisingly ballsy move, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose five of their nations hottest soccer players to star in their new men’s underwear ad campaign — timed perfectly with the 2010 World Cup. The ads are decidedly sexy, with greased-up soccer gods modeling D&G skimpiest skivvies, and to top it off: now there’s video.
Save for the Green Jacket, and the occasional football-shaped handbag, the fashion folks and the jocks typically stick to their own sides of the cafeteria. But sartorially speaking, if we’ve learned anything from Posh and Becks, there’s nothing wrong with a little intermingling — especially when it involves strapping jocks in their skivvies.