The Major League Soccer jersey that Lionel Messi wears, especially the No. 10 shirt for Inter Miami, has become one of the most important fashion items of 2023. Messi’s recent auction in New York made him famous all over the world. Fans flocked to Miami to see the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner play.
Inter’s ‘un-Barbie Pink’ jersey rules Vogue 2023 fashion rankings
Surprisingly, it’s his jersey that has gotten so much attention—Vogue, a lifestyle magazine, named it one of the most-wanted pieces of clothing in the past year. Vogue talked about how unique Messi’s Inter Miami jersey was, calling its unusual shade of “un-Barbie pink” a fashion trend that changed the way football gear is usually made.
After Messi joined Inter Miami, the generic jersey sold out very quickly, which led to a thriving bootlegging business. After five months, the official Messi jersey with his famous number 10 is still very popular. There is a waitlist on the Adidas website for most sizes.
Messi has an effect on fashion off the field as well. Famous people like LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, and Selena Gomez have been seen at Inter Miami games. Besides that, Messi was very important in helping David Beckham’s team win their first trophy, the 2023 Leagues Cup. Also, he scored 10 goals in that win.