Rodarte x Ryan McGinley for The New York Times Magazine

Rodarte x Ryan McGinley for The New York Times Magazine

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 by Wendy Lam


Wow, imagine the official wardrobe for the US athletes participating in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver wearing Rodarte? That would be hot, but don’t get so happy just yet it’s only half true. According to WWD, photographer Ryan McGinley shot a portfolio of 13 Olympians from the Winter Olympics for The New York Times Magazine wearing knit garments designed by Rodarte. Athletes including figure skater Johnny Weir in mid-axel sporting a full crochet knit jumpsuit, figure skater Evan Lysacek, Rachael Flatt, and pairs skaters Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker; freestyle skiers Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, Hannah Kearney and Emily Cook; snowboarders Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark, and ski jumper Anders Johnson. Quite amazing, can’t wait to see The Ryan McGinley portfolio, due out in the magazine this Sunday.

“It was quite different for each athlete and each sport,” the designers said through their spokesman, Brian Phillips, via e-mail. “We built the looks knowing that the athletes needed to be able to keep the same range of motion in our clothing as they have in their normal uniform.”



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