VERA’S VANCOUVER: Vera Wang was so excited by last week’s jaunt to the Winter Olympics where Evan Lysacek skated to gold in one of her designs that she has been searching for flights back to Vancouver. A return trip has yet to come to fruition but the designer is still relishing her gold-medal moment. Although she suited up Michelle Kwan for two Winter Games and Nancy Kerrigan for two, Wang had not dressed a gold medal winner until last week. She helped him celebrate at a party in his honor at the USA House in Vancouver, where American athletes hang out with their family and friends. Wang, a former competitive skater in her own right, kicked back with Peggy Fleming, Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi and other skating friends at the bash.
“It was just so exciting,” said Wang. “The Olympics are something you can’t really convey on TV. The entire stadium was screaming. They were waving American flags in the stands. It was the Olympic moment I never had, by the way. But one I certainly aspired to. Olympic fever has a whole different energy. At the USA House, I got to hang out with skaters, ski jumpers and all different athletes. It’s so positive. It was kind of wonderful just to be there.”
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