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FOR KICKS: Sunday night was all about soccer in Milan. Eyes were glued on the giant screens put up by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to allow guests at their Metropol theater to watch the European Championship quarterfinals, pitting Italy against England.
In the courtyard next door, the scene was similar at an exhibition of Dolce’s photos to celebrate the designer’s first book, a 560-page tome titled “Campioni — Fotografie by Domenico Dolce,” which is made up of 67 black-and-white portraits of young soccer players. Dolce said he was proud of the images, displayed on rolls of films hanging on the walls or framed on shelves. “I still can’t believe it,” he added.
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“He’s really good, he put us all at ease,” said Bologna defender Matteo Rubin, describing his photo session with Dolce. “It was a fantastic experience, he guided us through it and we had fun.” Parma defender Rolf Feltscher was equally appreciative. “He’s very professional,” he said of the designer.
The Italian team’s victory further sweetened Dolce’s evening.