Never once fashion is not an integral part of the events that hold significant meaning in the development of our society. Republican National Convention, an event that influences the future of the world’s greatest country (according to the Democrats), brings out Melania Trump as a speaker to talk about why she thinks Donald Trump deserve to sit in the oval office. The moment she took over the stage, the entire country spoke about her $2100 pearl-white Fendi sack dress after being done gossiping about Melania’s chronic plagiarism case. Event that unites the world, the Olympic games, has been known to trust fashion icons like Carla Bruni and Gisele Bündchen to take over the stage when it comes to performing honorary acts. Put your hands up if you are against the camp that says, ‘fashion is insignificant.’
Below are some of the most fascinating fashion-sport collaborations at the 2016 Olympic games that a legit fashionista cannot be unaware of!
GISELE BÜNDCHEN X ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMESEmbed from Getty Images
Foi muito emocionante fazer parte deste momento tão especial. Todos trabalharam com tanta dedicação e paixão para mostrar um pouco da nossa história e essência. E o fizeram tão lindamente. Nós somos um povo batalhador, alegre, acolhedor e acredito que mostramos ao mundo a beleza da nossa diversidade. #gratidão 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 It was very exciting to be part of this special moment. Everyone involved worked with dedication and passion to create a show that gave the world a glimpse of our history and Brazil's essence. It was beautifully presented. Our Brazilian community is hard working, cheerful, and welcoming.I believe that we showed the world the beauty of our diversity. #gratitude #riocidademaravilhosa #rio2016
TEAM CUBA X CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN AND SPORTY HENRI
“It's that elegance and fluidity of movement of someone who is so in control of their body that fascinates me. At the Olympics, it feels like these athletes put on performance gear and simultaneously turn into these superheroes that defy gravity, that defy time, that defy all rules of physics. We designed the celebratory outfit for the moment they turn back into humans, still in that glory moment, still in their light but heading back to the real world. We really want them to continue feeling amazing in their skin while looking astonishing.” – Christian Louboutin #CLxSportyHenri
Ready…set…Rio! We’re gearing up for the 2016 Olympic Games with @sportyhenri. Christian Louboutin and former French handball player Henri Tai have created chic head-to-toe looks, including non-performance footwear for the delegation of over 100 Cuban elite athletes to wear at the Closing Ceremony and other formal occasions. #CLxSportyHenri