Even if he’s not wearing much clothing in the June issue of Vogue, the fashion world has taken notice of Heat star Dwyane Wade.
Shot by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz and posing alongside model and ballet dancer Karlie Kloss, Wade is part of a photo spread of Olympians in anticipation of the summer games in London.
When Vogue’s June issue hits newsstands this week, Wade will join other NBA players who have graced the pages of the esteemed fashion glossy; LeBron James was the first black man to be featured on the magazine’s cover in 2008.
Wade’s stylist, Calyann Barnett, recently told Local 10, “I think he has always loved looking proper. His dad has always stressed looking the part where ever he went.”
She says her favorite spot to shop for her client is Neiman Marcus in Merrick Park, where she can get a variety of outfits for the 6-foot-4-inch athlete: “He needs road clothes, South Florida clothes, play clothes, going out clothes; there’s a lot of facets of Mr. Wade.”
This isn’t Wade’s first fashion feature in a magazine. The man’s fashion go-to guide GQ interviewed him in November 2011 and placed him on the cover. He also appeared on the cover of Essence magazine with his equally fashion forward girlfriend, Gabrielle Union.
Wade has even taken to the court looking fly, whether appearing in a suit before a game or hitting the pavement with local kids while wearing a shirt and tie.