If it looked like New York Fashion Week on the sidelines of yesterday’s Philadelphia Eagles game, it was for a good reason.
Vera Wang’s designs were in full display at Eagles’ home opener against the San Diego Chargers. The Eagles cheerleaders donned the American fashion designer’s signature pieces.
The 64-year-old Wang’s aesthetic for clean lines and just the right balance of sexiness and elegance, can make any bride look and feel like a million bucks (and some have probably been willing to pay that just to get her).
According to Sports Illustrated, this was not Wang’s first venture into the wide world of sports:
Wang has ventured into professional sports garb before when she designed outfits for Olympic figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan, Evan Lysacek, and Michelle Qwan (Wang also designed Qwan’s wedding frock), but this is just her second foray into the NFL (Wang reportedly revamped the Eagles squad’s outfits in 2003 and is close friends with Eagles’ owners’ Jeffrey Lurie and and his ex-wife Christina).
Wang, a former athlete herself, said that she’s happy to be associated with the National Football League and the Philadelphia Eagles:
“It was an honor to create the uniform design that has now become synonymous with the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. I always embrace the opportunity to work on extensions of my original creations and enjoyed designing new signature pieces for the beautiful and talented cheerleaders to wear this year.”
The new uniforms didn’t help the cheerleaders will the actual football team to a home win, as the Eagles fell to the Chargers 33-30.