Lionel Messi: Polka Dot Tuxedo
Known worldwide for his goal scoring power (a total of 91 goals in 2012 to be exact), Lionel Messi is also making a huge statement in the field of fashion.
Messi won his fourth consecutive Ballon D’Or in January wearing quite the celebratory suit for the occasion. The Barcelona Wizard was in a show stopping, polka dot tuxedo. The tailored blazer was designed especially for Messi by his sponsor, Dolce & Gabbana. The suit was a one-button black silk tux with white polka dots and black satin lapels. It included a tailored black wool vest with four buttons and a plain white shirt. Trousers with a velvet side trim complemented the festive top.
Some sites reported that Messi’s sartorial choice was a tribute to fellow Argentine legend, Diego Maradona who in 1995, was photographed rocking the polka dot suit and posing with his wife.
The homage to Diego is a style departure from Messi’s more classic and conservative black suits which we wore in the past Ballon d’Or ceremonies.