The Pope Was Gifted Diesel Jeans As an Early Christmas Present

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Clearing new hurdles in product placement, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso made a recent visit to the Vatican, where he played jean genie and gave Pope Francis a custom pair of  Jogg jeans, the label’s relaxed-fit, sweatpantlike style. Diesel artistic director Nicola Formichetti captured the possibly blasphemous moment — wherein His Holiness is regarding the proffered pants like, “The hell …?” on Instagram. At least they’re white jeans, so maybe they can be shoehorned into the papal dress code.

Side note: As with most things, Chloë Sevigny was all over this six months ago.

The Pope Got Diesel Jeans As an Early Xmas Gift