NEW YORK — Lounging around looking sexy may not be an Olympic sport, but that hasn’t kept lingerie designers from finding a little inspiration in an activity that is — ice-skating. This season, they’re transforming little nightgowns and short robes into flirty confections that recall the costumes Sonja Henie wore when she single-axled her way into sports and movie history. Here, Roberto Cavalli’s spotted, feathered and boned silk robe. Sergio Rossi shoes. For more on intimates, see pages 19 to 25.

This story first appeared in the July 22, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.