Project | Beijing Olympic Outfit Design

Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Costume Design

Prior to starting Praxes, Ji Young worked for Columbia University’s Japan Lab from 2007 to 2012 as a Senior Designer and Researcher.  For 2008 Beijing Olympic, Ji Young worked on Design, Research and Prototype Development of several pieces of costumes which were featured during the opening ceremony.

Director: Zhang Yimou
Stage Design: Mark Fisher Studio
Costume Director: Eiko Ishioka

NBC Olympics: Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony By Hillary Atkin

On Aug. 8, 2008, an estimated 2 billion people worldwide watched the televised spectacle of the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing Summer Olympics at the Chinese stadium known as the Bird’s Nest.

“Unquestionably, the Beijing Opening Ceremony was on so many levels the most incredible—the richest in terms of texture, color and imagination that really resonated on American television,” said executive producer Dick Ebersol. His vast experience includes having worked on the 1968 and 1972 Games while at ABC Sports, and executive producing every Olympics since Barcelona in 1992 in for NBC Sports. “ 

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* The Columbia JAPAN LAB for Architecture and Culture (formerly known as the Headquarters for Japanese Architectural Studies and Advanced Research) was established in 1988 within Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The Headquarters has been serving to focus on Japanese architectural studies and to complement the overall range of advanced cultural research at the university.