While watching the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony my family decided to nominate me as the fashion critic of the teams' outfits. The only reason being that I "do costumes" (in their words).
There are many sites out there right now of people spurting off their opinions of who was best dressed and worst dressed. I wanted to give a little background and acknowledgement to the designers of these outfits, but upon researching the costumes of the opening ceremony I could only find information of the designer of Team USA's gear, Ralph Lauren.
This puzzled me greatly. I could not find who designed the costumes of the singers, dancers, or other entertainers of the ceremony. Finding the names of the designers from the other countries was also quite the task. This greatly distressed me because not only did I want to see other work by the designer who created the fantastic dress worn by opera soprano Anna Netrebko, but as someone in the industry I wanted to know who imagined all these garments into being.
Somewhere on this vast web there must be a list of all those who created so that the ceremony could happen. Where is this list and why is it so hard to find? As I write this entry I have been searching for about an hour to try to find a lead. Sadly I have come up empty handed. Coming from a theatre background I have always been able to find the designer of the show I am watching right there in my playbill. The lack of information coming from this theatrical event has gotten me thinking about all the other places in our lives design has happened, imagination and creation have happened, but we don't know to whom the credit is due.