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DRESSING SAN MARINO: Salvatore Ferragamo has entered the Olympic arena, designing uniforms for the athletes of the Republic of San Marino, Italy’s independent microstate.

The lineup, which covers everything from leisure time to gala events, mixes sporty functionality with the brand’s signature sartorial allure.

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For official ceremonies, Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti paired a blue linen blazer, worn over a crepe de chine shirt, with white cotton pants for women, while for men, the designer created a faintly pin-striped suit.

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A trench, lightweight down jacket, cashmere sweater, cotton beige pants and poplin button-down shirts, along with a white silk crepe dress with a draped neckline, complete the women’s wardrobe.

Giornetti’s Olympic men’s wear is equally sophisticated, including a knitted bomber with a detachable nylon vest, a trench matched with a cashmere turtleneck and blue chinos, and a blue blazer paired with beige cotton pants.

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