February 18, 2010 05:02 PM

Juan Soliz/Pacific Coast News

Johnny Weir may have dazzled on Tuesday when he competed in a glittery black and pink corseted number at the Vancouver Olympics, but his aspirations extend past winning an Olympic medal; the former world champion is taking a serious dive into fashion. The 25-year old confirmed these new sartorial ambitions in an interview on HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, where he said he would go into fashion in a “big way,” opening his own multi-category collection — as well as retail stores. Surprising news? Not so much, as the athlete and star of the Sundance Channel reality series Be Good Johnny Weir has been co-designing his own outfits with costume designer, Stephanie Handler. “At this point, he knows enough about the amount of work that goes into designing to do his own,” Handler tells WWD. “He brings in sketches to me and I work with him to clarify things. He’s really into choosing everything all the way down to the last details. I’m sure he will wait until the Olympics are over and then he will get down to business.” But what will the new line look like? If his track record of wearing anything and everything that sparkles is any indication of what’s to come, we’re expecting some big-time extravagant flamboyance! Tell us: Are you excited to check out Johnny Weir’s clothing line? David Yi


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