January 11th, 2011
Ballon D’Or Bonanza: Messi & Mou Win Big
T’was a cracking night for fancy penguins and the cameras who love them as football’s finest put on their gladrags to rep for FIFA’s Ballon D’Or Gala 2010 in Zurich yesterday.
As we know you already know, Lionel Messi took home the big Player of the Year prize after being shortlisted with two of his Barcelona teammates (Iniesta and Xavi). As you can see, he looked totes adorable with his skaterboy swept hair, velvet tux and bow tie. Leo was typically humble and also paid tribute to his teammates, d’aww.
Jose Mourinho (left) won Manager of the Year and Brazil’s Marta won Female Player of the Year for the fifth time in a row, proving its not just the boys who have swagger on the footy field.
But let’s move on to the all important style salutations. It’s all about the best ensemble on la nuit, Kickettes. We’ve provided pictoral evidence below for your delectation and sartorial scrutiny. Do join us?
Xavi wore a classic tux with satin buttons and trim shedding his Jersey Shore stylings for the night. Andres Iniesta kept it simple with a black tux and skinny black tie, whereas Cristiano and his flair for the dramatic went for the three-piece suit (and cheesy thumbs up), with enough hair gel to style the entire awards contingent. He’s so thoughtful.
Wesley Sneijder‘s talented tush really should have tried harder with his fash workings (at least wear a tie, Wes!) whereas Pique - clearly using his Supermodel, Work! experience looked dashing in his duds. Marta wore a lovely dress and huge smile, but the tights we feel are a huge no-no.
A special mention has been reserved for our long-time love, Iker Casillas, who obviously was too busy fortifying his front door against hourly Kickette gift/mix tape drops to have time to iron his suit. Bless. Still, it wasn’t fluorescent blue, made of satin, or ill-fitting, so we’ll take it as a (semi) victory.
Our pick for the night? We have to give our style snaps to Leo Messi. What can we say? We love a ‘baller in a bow tie.
Who would you give your snaps (and your Ballon D’Or trophies) to, Kickettes?