Russian Fashion at Winter Olympics [Photo Selection]

The parade of athletes at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games is a kind of fashion show and that’s why RIA Novosti specialists picked up the brightest outfits of the USSR/Russia national teams.  

Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy), 1956
The athletes wore strict coats and puffy hats, which were the most expensive of the whole outfit.

Innsbruck (Austria), 1964
The athletes are dressed in fur coats made of seals, which, according to rumours, cost like a three-room flat.

Innsbruck, 1976
At that time the main feature in the outfits of the USSR national team were fur hats.

Lake Placid (USA), 1980
Fur turned out to be in the trend again, so the Council of Ministers ordered to issue fur coats to athletes for free.

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 1984
Fur was replaced by sheepskin and textiles, and the designer was the famous Vyacheslav Zaitsev.

Albertville (France), 1992
The trend for a perfect male suit obliged men to put on a coat, a scarf, and a hat.

Lillehammer (Norway), 1994
The athletes’ uniforms were sewn according to the sketches of the famous fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin.

Salt Lake City (USA), 2002 
The first Olympiad with Bosco – in the style of the early XX century.

Sochi (Russia), 2014 
The uniform has become almost the most discussed at the Games.

Ru-Main, 04.02.2022
Source: RIA Novosti 

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