News imagery, analyzed

Posted by Rob Walker on July 9, 2010
Posted Under: Appearances,Brands In The News,Lux

This photograph was on the front page of my Wall Street Journal this morning. I couldn’t find it online, so I cut it out and scanned it. I found other pictures of this event — the perp walk, basically, of some alleged mafia boss in Italy, supposedly responsible for 80 murders or something like that — but none were as striking as this one.

First of all, please note the T-shirt that the alleged mob chief is wearing. Steve McQueen? A barechested Steve McQueen T-shirt? Where do you even get a T-shirt like that? Is it supposed to be part of disguise? It looks like a 1970s era iron-on, which might mean they’re selling them by the ton at Urban Outfitters, for all I know. But, again: Steve McQueen?

Second, however, please take note of the law enforcement officer — Polizia — on the right. Pretty fabulous, am I right? I mean, that’s not what cops look like in my city, at least. And more to the point, if you look closely at those sunglasses — they’re Dolce & Gabbanas!

C’mon. The Italian polizia hauling off the murderous mob dude in her D&G shades? How hot is that?

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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Bottom Left: Liev Schreiber as “Agente Sexxo”
2nd from Left: Andy Garcia as “Capitano Penoso”
Center: Vincent D’Onofrio as “Cesare Pagano”
2nd from Right: Hayden Christensen as “Underbite #4”
Bottom Right: Dolce & Gabbana as “Sunglasses with Woman Inside”
Top Right: Tom Sizemore as “Mouth”

Written By Justin on July 9th, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

Just to take the whole thing meta – It looks like Dolce & Gabbana make, wait for it… Steve McQueen t-shirts!

Maybe this photo is just a production still from some alternate universe Italian version of The Wire where there was an undercover D&G sting operation.

Written By Rick Liebling on July 10th, 2010 @ 4:11 pm