But when Vera Wang was asked by Nancy Kerrigan’s coach, with whom she had skated, to design the costumes for the Olympic Games in Albertville, she agreed – not an easy task, she admitted in an interview with People magazine in 2018: “It’s not for the faint of heart. If one strap were to break, or if the beading on the sleeve gets caught when they turn, their whole Olympics is over. That is how serious it is. It’s absolutely nightmarish!”. Wang mastered the challenge: Kerrigan won bronze in the 1992 and silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Soon others followed, including Michelle Kwan, Evan Lysacek and Nathan Chen.
Discover the stunning outfits Vera Wang designed over the past decades for some of the best figure skaters there are to round off their Olympic performances on ice.