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1/31/1948 Press Photo: OLYMPIC GAMES OPEN IN ST. MORITZ. The United States women’s ski team, wearing for the first time their light grey Olympic suits.
Team members L-R: Gretchen Fraser, Paula Kaan, Dodie Post, unidentified, Brynhild Grasmoen, Andrea Mead, Ruth Marie Steward, Suzy Harris Rytting, Ann Wynn.
At St. Moritz, Gretchen Fraser won the gold medal in Slalom and the silver medal in Combined. Andrea Mead was only fifteen years old at this, her first Olympics. Four years later at Oslo, she won both the Giant Slalom and Slalom and remains the only American skier to have won two gold medals in a single Olympics. With the strength of the current U.S. Alpine Ski Team, I would not be surprised to see this remarkable record finally broken at the 2014 games. And I look forward to see what the team will be wearing at Sochi – on the hill and on the podium.
In a Bogner jacket at the Firstbahn station in Grindelwald, Switzerland.
Barbara-Maria “Barbi” Henneberger was a ski racer from West Germany and based on any photo I have ever seen, a true alpine style icon. Highlights of her racing career include a bronze medal in slalom at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics; four medals at the 1962 World Winter University Games; and two wins and a second place at the 1963 U.S. Alpine Championships. Tragically, she was killed in April 1964 by an avalanche while filming a ski movie in Switzerland for her fiancé, Willy Bogner, Jr. While treasure hunting in Germany, I uncovered these gorgeous vintage photos of Barbi showing her at her most vital and beautiful.
Fantastic Sports Illustrated cover featuring Buddy Werner for the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Fifty years later, looking forward to all the inspiring images to come out of Sochi in February 2014.
If I were designing winter Olympic uniforms for Team USA – the star pants with stripe cuffs would be serious inspiration!
When a (fabulous) sweater is just enough — Penny Pitou enjoying some spring turns in a press photo dated April 4, 1975.
Anja Pärson, a former alpine skier and multiple Olympic champion said that wearing clothes from a Swedish company “will strengthen the team, our team spirit and image to the outside world, especially when it is an internationally renowned brand like H&M.”
I am sure it will. I am also sure I would like to see how Peak Performance would have tackled the design of uniforms, technical and casual, for their home country. There is just too much exceptional sport and sport lifestyle product coming out of Sweden – I find it a bit disappointing to have a fashion brand land this prestigious endeavor. (Though I can get on board with that sweater, sleeve stripes in particular.) Sounds like H&M will provide opening and closing ceremony outfits and casual apparel – I will be curious to see what brand(s) provide the technical sport-specific uniforms.
Read the full article at The Telegraph UK.
We are now less than a year away from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia with the Opening Ceremony February 7, 2014. Of course, official merchandise is already available. I stumbled upon this vest a couple weeks ago and can’t get it out of my mind. The folk art theme and riot of color is tempting me to purchase.
See how this celebration of native craft is being used elsewhere in the identity of these games.
I anxiously await the new uniforms for Team USA. And I will continue to wonder if the US Olympic Committee has a creative director employed to manage a unified look of all the separate sport-specific uniforms.