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Fashionable football: Marchesa designs shirts for the NFL

Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM ET

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Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson, and designer Georgina Chapman pose with models in their styligh NFL gear.

By Sharon Clott, InStyle.com

Marchesa is the go-to for a wow-worthy, head-turning red carpet moment — case in point: anything dramatic that Eva Longoria wears, or, you know, Blake Lively's wedding gown — and now the label is turning its attention to something on the opposite side of the spectrum ... sports.

At a private New York City event on Tuesday night, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman released a limited-edition top inspired by the pigskin-throwing team, the New York Jets, a look she created after Suzanne Johnson, wife of Jets owner Woody Johnson, approached Chapman and her Jets-loving husband Harvey Weinstein with the idea.

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Marchesa designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend the Limited Edition Marchesa/NFL Collaboration Launch on October 2 in New York City.

"It's been a year in the making and I can't wait to unveil the Marchesa shirt for the masses, a real fashion forward statement for female fans that elevates team apparel," Johnson told InStyle.com.  "My design philosophy centers on the dramatic and feminine; beading, embellishments, and lace are an integral part of the Marchesa aesthetic," Chapman told InStyle.com. "It was instinctive to approach the Jets piece in the same manner. I am so pleased with the end result and hope fans will wear it with pride."

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Ready to play: A model pairs her Jets look with a dramatic skirt.

This top is made with jersey fabric and beaded with Swarovski crystals, and will sell for $110 at jetsshop.com starting tomorrow. And if you're not a Jets fan, Marchesa's Chapman has more up her sporty, sparkly sleeves — expect designs for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, and Washington Redskins in the near future.

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