Evan Lysacek Named Vera Wang Creative Consultant, Plus 7 Times The Figure Skater Proved He Was A Fashionista
Five years after taking home the gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Evan Lysacek is joining Vera Wang as a creative consultant. The 30-year-old figure skater isn't new to the fashion world, having worn designs by Wang, Christian Dior, and Alexander McQueen on the ice for years, and also popping up in fashion magazines including Vogue and GQ. Lysacek previously shadowed Wang as she prepared to show her spring collection.
“I’ve learned quite a bit through Vera,” Lysacek said. “It’s really interesting to see what goes into a collection. That kind of creativity is extremely important, especially now in a world that is less about money." The two were even rumored to have dated after the designer separated from her husband in 2013, but Wang denied dating Lysacek, and insisted that their relationship was purely professional.
"I’m his mentor, his true mentor I hope for his ongoing life after sports," Wang said. Meanwhile, Lysacek has not skated competitively in the last few years and has ventured out into the business world. In 2014, the gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars runner-up joined the Charter Realty and Development company. Based on his public appearances, endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, and Instagram photos, Lysacek definitely has an eye for fashion. He has impeccable taste and experience working with some of the best designers, including Wang, so there's no doubt that he will succeed in his new career.
Check out these seven examples of how Evan Lysacek proved himself to be one fierce fashionista:
1. Mr. Grey Will See You Now
All suited up like a boss for GQ.
2. Making A Statement
This jacket is everything.
3. All-American Boy
Polo casual, courtesy of Ralph Lauren.
4. In Vogue
Ugly sweater chic.
5. 007 On Ice
Shaken, not stirred.
6. This David Gandy Moment
The abs tho.
7. Matrix Fashion
Something tells me that he will do just fine as a fashion consultant. Good luck at Vera Wang, Evan!
Images: Getty (3), evanlysacek/Instagram (4)