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Skater Johnny Weir on Lagerfeld, Joining the Circus, and the Importance of Vaseline

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Figure skater Johnny Weir is seen around Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG) *** Local Caption *** Johnny Weir

    While his first job may be "figure skater," the colorful Johnny Weir has become something of a cult fashion figure for his flashy dressing -- he recently showed off a closet packed with Chanel and Louis Vuitton and even was the target of anti-fur protesters for his luxurious skating costume.

    Lately, however, Weir has become an author, and The Feast caught up with him in Connecticut, where he discussed the important of Vaseline, Karl Lagerfeld, and how he'd want to be a fashion designer if he weren't already a skater -- "so that I could be as crazy as I want." [The Feast Connecticut]