Medal presenter outfits for London 2012 Olympics are Jane Jetson approved
Here’s hoping that the 300 volunteers who will be medal bearers and bouquet presenters at the London 2012 Olympics look good in purple. The official ceremony costumes were revealed at the start of June, and besides a reddish-pink sash and a few exposed silver zippers, the looks for both men and women are head-to-toe "royal" purple.
The designs were created by students of London’s Royal College of Art, who were said to be inspired by the city’s architecture and history. The dresses were designed by Danish RCA student Trine Hav Christensen, while the purple suit with futuristic sleeves was designed by British student Tom Crisp. The teardrop-shaped fascinator was created by Zara Gorman. The designers reportedly wanted the outfits to have both a modern and traditional feel. The exposed zippers on the dresses are meant to pay tribute to England’s famous punk movement, while the suit was inspired by tailors on London’s Savile Row.
The podium that winning athletes will be standing on also follows a purple theme, and were designed by RCA studnets Gaetano Ling, Hong-Yeul Eom, Luc Fusaro, Heegun Koo, and Yan Lu. For the first time in Olympic history, the podium features a ramp rather than steps, making it possible for both Olympic and Paralympic athletes to use the podium.
The London 2012 Olympics start July 27.
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