Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is back–but it’s got nothing to do with the current presidential race or another 30 Rock cameo (we know… sad). Actually, Condi’s making her modeling debut for the freshly revamped womenswear line of NFL apparel–as in, fitted football jerseys. The campaign, dubbed ‘It’s My Team,’ also features Melania Trump, Serena Williams, and other football-lovin’ ladies from various vocations.
Because while we’re all getting amped up and stressed out about the upcoming fashion month, a large percentage of the country is getting amped up and stressed out about September’s arrival for another reason: Football season. And now more than ever, there’s an overlap between fashion and football (really). According to the New York Times, women account for a full 45% of the NFL’s overall fan base–and the NFL believes a good portion of those women’s wardrobes have been lacking in fashion-forward football gear. And while the thought of leather boots boasting the Dallas Cowboys logo makes us cringe in our Chelseas, we’re actually pretty stoked to see the NFL-inspired tee Georgina Chapman is releasing next month.
But back to Cleveland Browns fan Condoleezza, who claims in the campaign that she “never miss[es] a game or a chance to show off [her] team colors!” Actually, an image search of Ms. Rice shows that she rarely ever makes public appearances wearing either dark brown or orange–save for one orange dress she donned at Wimbledon last year. (The Internet never lies, Condi!) But apparently, she was actually engaged to a football player in the ’70s. See? Maybe not such a random choice after all.
So does Condi Rice wearing a fitted football jersey make you want to get out there and toss a pigskin around or what?