We know it’s chilly, Lily – but John Motson wants his coat back… Lily James channels legendary football commentator in full-length sheepskin coat
The last time we saw her on screen she was filling out the famous red swimsuit of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.
But Lily James has channelled a very different small-screen icon with her latest outfit: legendary football commentator John Motson.
The actress was spotted wearing a full-length sheepskin coat similar to the one the BBC star famously wore on the touchlines when she met a friend for coffee last week – albeit in blue rather than Motty’s trademark brown.
The coat the actress wore for her London outing appears to be the Alina belted double-breasted shearling trench coat from high street chain Reiss, currently on sale for £925, having being reduced from £1,500 in the January sales.
Chic: Lily James was spotted wearing a full-length sheepskin coat similar to the one legendary football commentator John Motson wore
Trendy: John Motson, now 77, became famous for his sheepskin coat while covering a Wycombe Wanderers match in horizontal sleet in 1990
The 33-year-old teamed it with designer sunglasses and a £1,160 Versace tote bag – although as the face of the Italian fashion label, she may well have got the accessory as a freebie.
The star also fronts campaigns for Charlotte Tilbury make-up, and last week evoked the timeless glamour of Ava Gardner in a new advert for them.
Though he began commentating in 1971, Motson, now 77, became famous for his sheepskin coat while covering a Wycombe Wanderers match in horizontal sleet in 1990. In his later career, he would buy them custom-made from Savile Row, costing up to £2,000 a time. ‘I’ve always paid for my own,’ he once said. ‘People think the BBC pay for them, but they don’t.’
Meanwhile, Lily will soon be linked to a different sport – wrestling – as she stars in the forthcoming film The Iron Claw as the wife of real-life grappler Kevin Von Erich, played by Zac Efron.
Pricey: The coat is on sale for £925, having being reduced from £1,500 in the January sales
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