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PREACH IT! Poverty by Malawi, pants by Malandrino

April 6, 2010 |  2:02 pm
Madonna malawi A new press release has just crossed our transom. It indicates that (1) Madonna recently visited Malawi to establish a school for poor children and that (2) she wore amazing designer pants.

Per the Malandrino press release: “During a recent visit to the Millennium Village in Lilongwe, Malawi, Madonna wore pants by Malandrino. Accompanied with her daughter Mercy, the icon wore a pair of Desert harem pants in noir/ivory tweed from the spring/summer 2010 Malandrino collection.”

Full disclosure: In the press release, the word Malandrino was presented in a larger font, sort of like this: MALANDRINO.

And in case you were wondering, you too can buy Madonna’s incredible, iconic Malawi poverty pants.

“The Desert pants are currently available by special order,” the press release says.

We called the publicist who sent out the release, hoping we could at least learn how much it would cost us to take in Millennium Village in style -- maybe the Africa pants fall into the same $750 price range as these babies? -- but we were told ...

... the pants are, essentially, samples. They were a unique gift to Madonna, in other words, but you can contact Malandrino if you want your own pair.

Stock up before your next trip to Haiti!

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: Madonna, left, in Malandrino pants, mans a water pump in Malawi April 5, 2010, next to a woman from the village who's carrying a full bucket of water on her head. Credit: Amos Gumulira / AFP / Getty Images.

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