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Weir to headline New York Fashion Week event

Three-time U.S. champion to appear at "Ice Skating and Cocktails"

Johnny Weir has always enjoyed the combination of fashion and skating.
Johnny Weir has always enjoyed the combination of fashion and skating. (Getty Images)

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(02/18/2009) - NEW YORK - 2006 Olympian and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir has been confirmed as the headliner at a New York Fashion Week party, "Ice Skating and Cocktails," sponsored by VMan Magazine, published by Visionaire, and Ford Models. The event will take place at the Pier 61 Ice Rink at Chelsea Piers on Thursday, February 19, from 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Weir will perform an exhibition number to Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" in front of an impressive celebrity crowd. Invited guests include Christina Aguilera, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Vera Wang and Richie Rich of Heatherette, as well as numerous fashion journalists, publicists and stylists. Weir, a veteran of New York Fashion Week, previously walked the runway for designer Heatherette.

"I am thrilled and honored to be asked to take part in New York's premier Fashion Week event," Weir said. "It is especially exciting for me as I am very interested in fashion, as many people know. It's always a treat when skating and fashion are combined in one setting."