One wouldn't expect to see the intricate knitwear on the body of a competing Olympian, but the New York Times decided to give it a try, asking Rodarte to create activewear for 13 athletes who will compete in Vancouver, WWD reports. Johnny Weir was shot mid-spin in a crocheted jumpsuit, and other competitors to participate include figure skater Evan Lysacek, snowboarder Kelly Clark and freestyle skier Hannah Kearney.
Rodarte's spokesperson said that the project "was quite different for each athlete and each sport. 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."
The full editorial will appear in this Sunday's Times.