Cynthia Rowley Helps Lindsey Vonn Go for the Gold-------
Cynthia Rowley took Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn to the CFDA Awards party last June. So it’s only fair that Vonn will take Rowley to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi—sort of. Last week, Vonn and Rowley announced that they were holding a competition in which fans could vote for one of four ski helmets that Rowley mocked up. The winning piece will be worn by Vonn as she races down the Russian slopes in February. Well, the results are in, and Rowley’s snow leopard helmet is the public’s protective headgear of choice. “I loved working on all the designs,” Rowley told Style.com. “I can’t pick a favorite, but I do love the snow leopard. We secretly used Lindsey’s eyes in the winning design,” she offered, referring to the alpine cat’s emerald peepers. As for her own skiing skills, Rowley’s been known to conquer a mountain or two. In fact, the designer even created her own bonded ski leggings (above). “This is where our two favorite sports meet!” she laughed.