These Gorgeous Illustrations Showcase Olympic Outfits Over 120 Years

By: Pin-Ji Tang - Aug 22, 2016
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Even though the Rio Olympics is drawing to a close, the influence that fashion has had on it remains timeless.

Search and comparison website ShopAlike has created beautiful illustrations which showcase how Olympic outfits have evolved since the first Games in Athens 1896. They feature some of the biggest stars at Rio, including gold medallists Usain Bolt and Mijaín López (wrestling), as well as Renaud Lavillenie (pole vaulting), Serena Williams (tennis) and Federica Pellegrini (swimming).

What's amazing about these illustrations are how the clothing, hairstyle and looks of each era perfectly capture the style and spirit of that time. The design team, comprising Mona Torgersen, Kerem Bas and Guilherme Pina, also took care to present the outfits of the earlier Games in black and white, since colour photography didn't exist then.