Ralph Lauren isn't the only designer dressing Olympians for the upcoming Vancouver games. Wedding dress maker Vera Wang is lending her creativity and eye for fashion to future medal contenders by making their performance costumes.
Although this may come as a surprise, it's nothing new because she's been doing it for years!
Vera, now 60 years old, once competed as a figure skater back in her youth and even tried out for the national championships in 1968. Unfortunately for the figure skating world, she traded in her ice skates for a sketch pad to become a household name in fashion.
But she didn't leave the sport completely behind. Now that she designs for figure skaters, she says there "is more pressure than an Oscar dress in a strange way."
She explains that music plays a large part in what she'll how she creates a skin tight piece: "I have to have the music for a skating costume and that's not the way I normally work."
And while there may be more pressure, it seems to have paid off. Vera Wang has a spot in the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame thanks to her costumes.
That's some achievement!
We're excited to see what Miz Wang will decorate the ice with this year!
[Image via AP Images.]