Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Oksana Baiul of Ukraine
1994 Lillehammer Olympics

At the '94 Games, all eyes were on the dueling Americans, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. But then Oksana Baiul, the Ukrainian orphan turned world champion, took to the ice dressed as a showgirl pretending to be a flamingo. Baiul's sartorial shortcoming is probably due to the timing of the Olympics: beads, fur trim and fringe were popular among Eastern European skaters in the '90s.