Training Day

As the world readies for the Olympics, high-performance gear squares off with high fashion in a collision of mesh, python, neoprene, and shearling. Let the games begin.

May 9, 2012 1:00 PM

Peak Performance

Model: Linda Vojtova
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
Discovered: At a summer modeling camp when I was 14.
Oddest thing I've worn on a shoot: Cleaning sponges as earrings.
Websites I check daily: Perez Hilton, Fashion Gone Rogue, and
Hidden talent: I can knit pretty much anything.

Pretty Padding Vest, price upon request, Balmain; top, $1,337, Marios Schwab; swimsuit, $800, Hervé Léger by Max Azria; swim cap (worn throughout), $14.95, Neo Sport; goggles, $19.99, Speedo; ring, $130, Alexis Bittar; watch, $2,590, Alpina Genève. On lips: YSL Volupté Sheer Candy in No6.