While all the insiders of the fashion world were busy viewing the shows in London last week, another international event was taking place: the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
Even though most people, including myself, usually do not equate the sporting world with the glitz and glamor of high fashion, these Olympics featured many fashionable surprises, from the athletes’ outfits at the Opening Ceremony to designer figure skating costumes.
Ralph Lauren Team USA Gear
Ralph Lauren designed the Opening Ceremony outfits for the US athletes again this year, just like he did for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The outfits reflected his classic designs and captured the spirit of the states, from the flag design on the knit hats to the red and blue jackets. What makes this design even more remarkable is that it flatters both genders equally. You can support Team USA and score your own Ralph Lauren Olympic gear at the Official Team USA Shop.
Evan Lysacek’s Vera Wang Costume
Designer Vera Wang created costumes for American figure skater Evan Lysacek to wear during his short program and gold medal-winning free skate. Once a skater herself and a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Wang understands the elements of an appealing and functional skating costume.
Since Evan was skating to Firebird by Stavinsky, I love how she incorporated the feathers into his outfit without making it look too cheesy. You can watch Evan’s gold medal performance here, in which he also wore a Vera Wang design with a snake motif.
More Medal-Worthy Fashions
What do you think?
Were you glued to the TV over the past few weeks watching the Olympics, too? What Olympic looks were your favorite? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!