Sally Bosco

Author of Dark Fiction

Happy Valentine’s Day, Johnny Weir!

Johnny WeirHappy Valentine’s Day, Johnny Weir! Johnny Weir is an award-winning Olympic figure skater who is known for his fierce style sense and reputation for being outspoken. I’ve admired his fashion for quite some time now, but I especially admire him for flying in the face of Russia’s anti-gay stance by dressing in his Chanel + Hunger Games fashion for his Olympic commentary at Sochi.

According to a recent Huffington Post article, Johnny’s inspiration for his Olympic fashions is Stanley Tucci’s flamboyant character from The Hunger Games. (In fact, some say that Tucci trumped Jennifer Lawrence in the famous dystopian epic.)

Johnny has been posting his fabulous outfits on his Instagram account all week. I’ve posted a few here. Also below is a video of his flawless  short skating program from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Since Cevin’s Deadly Sin has been published, I’ve been noticing articles about trans and gender questioning people everywhere–from Facebook adding a new “trans” category to their gender classification choices to trans models being in major fashion shows. The world is gradually opening up to accept people in all of their varieties. There are still some who disapprove, but, to quote Victor Hugo, “All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” The time has come for inclusion of all shades of gender.

Yes, Johnny Weir is a true American hero, standing up for what he believes in and furthering the cause of gay and gender queer people everywhere.

JW instagram

Today’s look. Thank you @ericksonbeamon, RAI LA, @RICKOWENSONLINE, and @BPCM. by @johnnygweir

JW instagram

Today’s Look: Blazer Vintage @Chanel, Jewels @joomilim, Leathers @GPugh_Studio, Wedges @RICKOWENSONLINE by @johnnygweir

JW instagram

Today’s look and two flames: Billy Reid NYC jacket, @joomilim necklace, RAI LA leather leggings and @RICKOWENSONLINE wedges. by @johnnygweir

This is Johnny’s short figure skating program from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. (tweeted by Johnny himself yesterday) It’s a great example of artistry, talent and hard work combining to transcend the the physical medium and lift the performance into the realm of the divine.

2 responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day, Johnny Weir!

  1. Patrick Keller February 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    YES!! I’m so out of the Olympics loop. I had no idea he was doing this.

  2. Sally Bosco February 15, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Well, I haven’t actually been watching the Olympics. I just saw pictures of Johnny on various media sites in all his finery. Then I tuned in to see some of the ice skating. Thanks for posting, Patrick!

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