the FIFA gala – fashion, families and football
Let’s start with fashion. How did you think our boys looked last night? I’m just glad there was no sign of the tight, shiny suit (Xavi) or the gray one (Iker)! I’d give them a 10 for their suits, a big improvement over the Príncipe de Asturias awards, since at least they all wore the same color this time, and wore it well.
Out of these three, I like Andresito the best, because David’s suit looks a bit tight around the waist and it’s a bit wrinkled, and I don’t like Xavi’s lapels – I guess he had to have something shiny or else he wouldn’t feel like himself.
This guy looked pretty good too.
A couple of non-La Roja notes: Wesley looked too casual, and I loved that Leo wore a tux (it’s from Dolce&Gabbana, by the way. He got it in Milan, and during that trip his parents also got the outfits they wore to the gala). I also loved Cristiano’s three-piece suit.
Pep stayed true to his slim suit style, and can Xavi not find jeans that fit properly? Maybe he doesn’t know any tailors? If he finds one, maybe he can recommend him to Iker for his suit. While traveling, Andresito looked very comfortable, but changed – and not exactly for the better – for the press conference. I do like the splash of color provided by Andrés’ shoelaces.
And now onto the families. The Barcelona boys all brought along their families. Carles Puyol enjoyed the company of girlfriend Malena and best friend Javi, while David Villa’s dad Mel and wife Patricia watched the gala from their seats in front of Jorge Valdano and behind Puyol’s entourage.
Andrés was accompanied by girlfriend Anna – who looks completely different than she did during the summer – and his parents. His dad José Antonio was the first to arrive in Zürich, since he took the train, as he’s afraid of flying (that’s why he wasn’t in South Africa for the World Cup). Geri Piqué brought along his parents, brother and grandfather, the one with the best last name.
Xavi’s parents and two of his three siblings, Ariadna and Óscar, were also present in Zürich, while Iker made do with the company of Jorge Valdano and Emilio Butragueño. Pobrecito.
And speaking of family members, could Xavi, Andrés and Leo look more like their dads? The resemblance is amazing! The resemblance is also there between the two Villas.
By the way, upon arriving back in Barcelona last night, Gerard Piqué was asked about the communiqué that Shakira had sent out, saying that she and her boyfriend of 11 years were taking a break. He said he didn’t know anything about that, that they were just friends and that no one should think he was the cause for the break-up.
As for the third “f” – football, well, that was the reason for the gala’s existence, no?