Designer Dish. Evan Lysacek Taps Vera Wang to Help Design a Sweet Holiday Treat

December 14, 2010 • Celebrity Style

Evan Lysacek and Vera Wang

So apparently, once you win an Olympic gold medal, doing pretty much anything else is possible as well. So says Evan Lysacek, the American gold medalist for figure skating who recently turned fashion design as his latest trade to master. Lysacek's current goal is to come up with the "quintessential divine holiday gown,"according to WWD, and his finding his inspiration in a somewhat unconventional, if not delicious, source: chocolate. Ferrero Rocher chocolate to be exact, which Lysacek referred to as "classic and iconic" chocolate and called it is design "muse."

But if his source of inspiration was slightly out-of-box, his choice of who to turn to for help certainly was not. Legendary designer and former figure skater, Vera Wang consulted Lysacek in the design of his gold leather, brown velvet and tulle holiday gown. Wang, who Lysacek calls his "mentor for life," spoke a little on her own two main passions. "There are two F's in my life — fashion and figure skating," she noted at last night's Ferrero Rocher event where Lysacek's gown was unveiled along with  the chocolatier's $100,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity International. The dress will be auctioned off on the company's Web site through Dec. 18, with all proceeds also going to Habitat for Humanity. So even if Lysacek's design muse is a little off-kilter, at least his heart's in the right place.

-Alia Rajput

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