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Y-3, the collaboration between Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto, took inspiration for its show from the 2010 World Cup. The clothes, which boasted patriotic insignias and colors, were not inspired by team uniforms, but by the fans, Yamamoto said backstage. So it was only fitting the most unforgettable player of the last World Cup, France’s Zinedine Zidane, took part. At the end of the show, a net dropped down and six of the female models took feeble shots on goal before Zidane, joined by Yohji Yamamoto, showed them all how it’s done. Applause! Backstage, the retired player said he had no plans to get involved in soccer again. Asked to predict the next World Cup winner, he gave the safest possible answer: “Je ne sais pas.”

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