"See me son, I'm the one sportin' Dolce and Gabbana."
Carlo knows style. Now Chelsea does as well.
Chelsea and fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana announced a three-year partnership on Tuesday. Yes, D&G (HELLO!). I, for one, did not see this coming.
The Italian luxury designer will provide the club with a variety of suits and outfits for players, management and staff. D&G also will be redesigning the club's reception area.
You may remember that D&G have been involved prior with both the Italian national team and AC Milan. So this isn't, by any means, a landmark collaboration.
What it really boils down to - at least for me - is that Carlo fancies a well-made suit. And Carlo gets what he wants.
"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."
Me getting an in-depth look at what D&G had to offer back in '06.
Our very own Ron Gourlay had this to say: "We are delighted that Dolce & Gabbana will be our official supplier of formal wear for the next three years. Their designs for this season's team wear are exceptional, and we're excited to be partnering with such a world renowned and innovative design house. In addition to dressing the team, Dolce & Gabbana's comprehensive redesign of the club's directors' lounge and other key areas of the stadium will also serve to showcase our relationship over the next few seasons."
Click the suit to see more images of what D&G has in store for the club.
Bonus: Me, I could only think of this when I heard the news. I know I'm not the only one.