Sunday, February 09, 2014
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics began last week and ended tonight. Spoiler Alert: Team Russia won the Gold with Canada getting Silver and the USA getting Bronze. I discussed my favorites of the Opening Ceremony "Parade of Nations" outfits/uniforms so now it's time to discuss some "Ice Style". If you've been keeping up with the Olympics, one of the first competitions held were the Figure Skating Team competition. This was the first time these were being held. Qualifying nations from around the world competed as teams (like in gymnastics at the Summer Olympics) in Ladies and Men Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance disciplines--in short and free (long) programs. As you know, I love discussing the figure skating costumes and naturally, I want to talk about some of the costumes at this Figure Skating Team competition. There were some costume changes, a return-to-an-original, a wardrobe malfunction and more...Let's get started:
Davis and White, Short Dance: This above was the last costume Meryl Davis had worn for this program.
The 2014 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships at Canadian Tire Centre on January 11, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada--a silver-gray costume with beaded top and neckband.
Firebird Not: Japanese figure skater Tatsuki Machida wore this costume at the All Japan Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on December 22, 2013 in Saitama, Japan.
The Gionni Straccia-designed gown worn by Marelisa Gibson Miss Venezuela 2009 when she competed--and won--the "Miss Venezuela 2009" crown
Butterfly Red Kostner--cute but not "Olympic Couture" enough
Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrating Russia's win--Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Team Competition