The Philadelphia Eagles aren't just debuting a new offense this season. (PhiladelphiaEagles.com)
Out of the unlikely, yet totally awesome pairings department, the Philadelphia Eagles’ cheerleading squad is donning new uniforms Sunday designed by none other than Vera Wang.
Consider yourself lucky if you’ve never heard Wang’s name before – your wives and girlfriends certainly know who she is –and if you’ve managed to get through your nuptials without her name uttered, your wallet thanks you. Wang is the Goddess of the Bridal Gown, THE designer that every bride-to-be dreams of wearing on her big day, but she comes at a pretty penny.
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) .
So sought after are Wang’s lovely gowns, she’s been called the “celebrity wedding dress whisperer.” Wang’s diverse clientele has included former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, pop stars Alicia Keys and Avril Lavigne, actress Bridgette Wilson (Mrs. Pete Sampras to you) and Kim Kardashian, who procured three gowns at $25,000 a piece for her circus wedding to Boston Celtics’ forward Kris Humphries. That’s nearly $1,000 a day for their 72 days of bliss.
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). You can bet your chicken wings that the Eagles’ ladies will have an extra pep in their step this weekend being the envy of every other squad in the league. In the Super Bowl of uniforms, the Eagles’ gals are a lock.
Gentlemen, this might be the one weekend you want to hand the credit card over and usher your significant other out the door -- you’ll probably come out on top in the long run.