Follow Vogue Arabia

Gold Medal Worthy Fashion for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio

Are you ready for Rio? The 2016 edition of the summer Olympic Games is inching closer. Set to kick off on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the highly anticipated sporting event will attract the world’s top athletes—including those from Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

While athletes have always been assigned a strict dress code (to ensure their clothing doesn’t hinder their performances), iconic winners from years gone by still made historic fashion statements while on the field. Cue American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan’s outfit signed Vera Wang at the 1994 winter Olympics; American sprinter Michael Duane Johnson’s golden Nike running shoes at the 1996 summer Olympics; and American swimmer Ryan Lochte’s diamond grill at the 2012 Games in London. With this in mind, and before the torch is lit, we explore the winning styles that would take the gold at the summer Olympic Games (if fashion was a sport, that is).

Homepage image: Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2016

View All
Vogue Collection