Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feathers on and off the Runway

Designing figure skating costumes is nothing new for Vera Wang. She first became known in the 90s for Nancy Kerrigan's outfits on the ice with all its illusion netting. But this is definitely a first seeing Vera dress a male figure skater. Evan Lysacek hit the ice on Tuesday night's short program wearing a sleek black outfit fashioned with feathers at the wrist. It was nothing compared to the black and bubble gum pink corsetted and tassled get up that Johnny Weir wore, but nonetheless it seems like it's overshadowed his performance and is what people are talking about. Truth be told, I didn't pay much attention to Evan's performance; I was still thinking about Stephane Lambiel's mesmerizing spins.
Back in New York earlier in the day, Vera showed her Fall 2010 Collection. Seems like it's all about the feathers both on and off the ice. But if I can offer any advice, I don't care if your song is "Firebird," the feathers seemed a little too frou-frou, whether it's on someone who is straight or gay. I think, "No." What do you think? Feathers on men's figure skating costumes? A Yay or Nay?

1 comment:

Theresa, Marites said...

I say NAY to feathers on a guy, straight or gay it doesn't matter...it was too distracting. And I'm with you on Lambiel's performance, it took my breath away!