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Game of Style, 2014 Edition

It’s been so long… but we won’t start making excuses. Instead, let’s get right back into it with two big announcements this week.

First up, the Riccardo Tisci and Nike collaboration.

Look04-099rRVBNeither party has released details about the products but we do know that the pieces will have the NIKE RT logo and will launch this spring. Read more about the partnership and watch the video at Style.com. We can’t wait to see what the creative director of Givenchy has up his sports sleeve.

The other big news from the sports and fashion world is that Adidas relaunched the Stan Smith today.  The 1973 Adidas original, popular among the fashion crowd including one of our style icons Céline’s Phoebe Philo (below), was named for the tennis pro, Stanley Roger “Stan” Smith. I remember boys wearing them when I was in university and I’ve never been a fan – something about the really round toe always  bothered me – but since Philo can do no wrong…

Adidas-Stan-Smiths-Phoebe-Philo

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Sport Degree of Style Friday: Givenchy Haute Couture Edition

Riccardo Tisci showed the Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 2012 in an 18th century Parisian showroom-turned-basketball court. While most reviewers had no clue what was with the thrown-in bball  (“What the F is with the basketball?” was a common sentiment) according to Harper’s Bazaar, the simplistic setting was meant to juxtapose the intricate gowns. I kind of get it but it seems like a bit of stretch considering Tisci’s inspirations had nothing to do with the sport.

Now, if Joan Smalls and  Stella Tennant were photographed playing a little pick-up bball game in those gowns, that would be some serious juxtaposition.

(By now, you also probably know that Madonna was wearing Givenchy Haute Couture during her Super Bowl performance. Riccardo, we love you.)

-MG

Individual model photos from Style.com; group photo from the Givenchy Facebook page

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