Johnny Weir’s ‘Hunger Games’-Inspired Outfits Are Possibly the Best Thing at the Sochi Olympics
Washington Post: Doubtlessly one of the greatest pleasures of this year’s Olympics has been watching the many flamboyant wardrobe changes of Johnny Weir — former figure-skating champion, current NBC commentator and future fashion icon for Putin trolls everywhere.
Weir, who appears on-air with his (comparatively unglamorous) co-commentator Tara Lipinski, has worn a series of outfits intended either to make the next edition of The Sartorialist or to rally Russia’s LGBT advocates around their TVs. Weir has long been known for what he calls his “crazy fashion sense” — he once showed up to an Isaac Mizrahi fashion show in a baby blue fur coat with coordinating tote. As for his look at the Olympics, he told Philadelphia magazine it was inspired by another kind of game.
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