Rodarte Takes On The Winter Olympics

When it comes to designing gold medal-worthy Olympic uniforms, why should Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang have all the fun? The New York Times Magazine asked the sisters Mulleavy to design a mini-collection for several star athletes, and teamed them up with photographer Ryan McGinley to create what we can only assume will be one kick-ass portfolio of looks. To research, the designers spoke with each snowboarder, figure skater and what-have-you to address movement concerns and said, “In the end, we attempted to simulate the look of their uniform with techniques and aesthetics that are reflective of Rodarte.” The issue doesn’t come out until this weekend, but imagining, say, flamboyant figure skater Johnny Weir wearing this couture knitted jumpsuit makes us kind of weak in the knees. [T Magazine Blog]