Why The T-Shirt Designer Favored by Drake and LeBron James Only Drinks Rose' Champagne

When it comes to popping bottles, this street style guru advises you to drink pink.
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When it comes to popping bottles, this street style guru advises you to drink pink.
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County of Milan creative director Marcelo Burlon’s  animal-themed t-shirts are coveted by the likes of LeBron James, Drake, Meek Mill, Pusha T and Waka Flocka Flame. So it’s no surprise that he favors that most baller of bubblies, rosé Champagne. Here, Burlon recalls his all-time favorite night of drinking:

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"Rosé Champagne is the only thing I drink. After a glass or two, I feel sexy, decadent, and wild. I just feel more alive. I used to work in fashion PR and threw parties for all the big designers. One night in 2006, I was organizing an after-party in Milan for Versace. I was supposed to be at the door, taking care of the guests. But Prince was performing inside. So I left the door and had a few glasses of Champagne, and I just went crazy. I started dancing, and I didn’t give a fuck about anyone or anything.

"There were a lot of models dancing with me, too: Natasha Poly, Joan Smalls, Karen Elson. Prince was onstage writhing with a pair of twin girls—his backup singers. They were super hot, with beautiful voices and big hair waving all around. That was the masterpiece of the night: being gloriously drunk and experiencing that mesmerizing moment. Champagne isn’t just something that’s celebratory and fun. It makes you feel more present, more confident, maybe even a little more dangerous. That’s why I put a tiger on the labels I designed. Because that pink Champagne inside can turn you into an animal."

Marcelo Burlon’s Tiger Bottle Collection for Moët Nectar Impérial Rosé is available now.