I absolutely love it when designers step in and dress an athletic delegation or use sports as inspiration (case in point: DSquared2 for F.C. Barcelona, Stella McCartney for GB Olympic Team 2012, Armani and their World Cup inspired collection in 2012). It’s kind of a no-brainer that an athletic body is a beautiful thing to dress.
With Olympic fever in London, I watched those lithe women in the 400 meter dash, sprinting across the finish line and just imagined how fabulously they’d looked floating across in a chiffon gown by Elie Saab and a nice pair of heels from Christian Louboutin.
Or see the men’s swim team dressed in Armani?
Why can’t athletes Ryan Lochte or Usain Bolt moonlight as runway models?
I can see it now: a discus thrower with three archers on either side, one lofts a discus and then six arrows fly across the runway and all land on a bull’s eye as the discus plops softly in a tub of sand.
The archers walk down the runway, moody and badass in dark makeup and red evening gowns, as the discus thrower is followed by the swimmers, runners, fencers, gymnasts and soccer players.
To end the show, soccer refs come walking out, greeted by the typical cat calls.
How fabulous would that be?