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Olympic Ice Skater Johnny Weir To Turn Fashion Designer

02/18/2010 at 12:02 PM ET

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Johnny Weir may have dazzled on Tuesday when he competed in a glittery black and pink corseted number at the Vancouver Olympics, but his aspirations extend past winning an Olympic medal; the former world champion is taking a serious dive into fashion. The 25-year old confirmed these new sartorial ambitions in an interview on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, where he said he would go into fashion in a “big way,” opening his own multi-category collection — as well as retail stores. Surprising news? Not so much, as the athlete and star of the Sundance Channel reality series Be Good Johnny Weir has been co-designing his own outfits with costume designer, Stephanie Handler. “At this point, he knows enough about the amount of work that goes into designing to do his own,” Handler tells WWD. “He brings in sketches to me and I work with him to clarify things. He’s really into choosing everything all the way down to the last details. I’m sure he will wait until the Olympics are over and then he will get down to business.” But what will the new line look like? If his track record of wearing anything and everything that sparkles is any indication of what’s to come, we’re expecting some big-time extravagant flamboyance! Tell us: Are you excited to check out Johnny Weir’s clothing line? David Yi

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Rox on

Yes! I am looking forward to seeing Johnny’s collection. He has a happy attitude and I think that that would translate really well into a fashion sense. Kind of like a Victoria Beckham and Christian Siriano style I think.

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ariel on

Johnny Weir already has designed a black jacket. One can go to the Sundance Channel web site and sign up to receive notification when it is available.

misty ogea on

johnny… u rock. i will love your clothes line no doubt about it!!! i also think if the olimpics would have been in the usa… you would have won a metal. u would have been judged more fairly. u deserved so much more than they gave u. your the best!!! you got the gold in my eyes..

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Sania on

This Fashion Show is really going to be great the big rtlaieer is Dillard’s not ostomy clothing but nice stuff. Then the rest of the show will be other exhibitors attending the Annual Ostomy Conference in Reno. We will have models showing the New , sleep pants, intimate lace shirts, casual pants and shorts. This will be excellent exposrue for Weir Comfees.The UOAA conference will run from Sunday August 7th through the 11th, 2011 attendance is expected to high. Reno is an interesting place to visit and if you feel like it gamble, then there are also lots of exhibitors with ostomy products for you to examine and ask questions about.Visit our site even if you are not interested in purchasing sign up for our newsletter.

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