Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross Wants to be a Fashion Designer

Plus, the track star dishes on her hair extension line and girl crush.

Posted: 09/12/2012 12:19 PM EDT
Sanya Richards-Ross

(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Bringing home the gold was only half the battle. The London Olympic games are over and Sanya Richards-Ross is ready to tackle her next feat: fashion design. The track star was spotted front row at BCBG's spring show donning a sexy jumpsuit featuring a provocative sheer panel as she took in the runway presentation. Conjuring up ideas for her ready-to-wear debut, perhaps? 

The folks over at Fashionista sat down with the athletic beauty after the show to talk fashion, hair and her major girl crush on Kerry Washington.

On Hair:

“My sister and I own a hair extension line so we are obsessed with hair. We change it up constantly. I was curly for the Olympics, but I wanted to do something different today so I went straight and fierce with my fierce BCBG dress."

On Fashion:

“Fashion is in my bones. If you’d seen my grandmother going to the grocery store you’d think she was gong to eat lunch with the Obamas. We’re always dressed up no matter where we’re going. And I’m always bringing fashion to the tracks. Just being here is one of my dreams, of course getting the gold was my first."

“I want to have my own line one day. That’d be my dream come true. I want to learn more about the business and hopefully I can get more involved.”


On Kerry Washington:

"Kerry Washington said she loves what I wear and I love her. I got a lot of love not just from celebrities but from fans and love it — that’s what’s inspiring."

Obviously being one of the fastest women in the world isn’t enough to keep the 27-year-old still. Stay tuned for deets on Sanya's premiere collection.  


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