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Happy Valentine’s Day, Johnny Weir!
Happy 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.
Today’s look. Thank you @ericksonbeamon, RAI LA, @RICKOWENSONLINE, and @BPCM. by @johnnygweir
Today’s Look: Blazer Vintage @Chanel, Jewels @joomilim, Leathers @GPugh_Studio, Wedges @RICKOWENSONLINE by @johnnygweir
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.