Monday, August 11, 2008

Ralph Lauren for U.S. Olympic Opening Ceremony

I'm probably the only person who didn't love Ralph Lauren's Olympic Opening Ceremony look for the U.S. team, the whole ascot/blazer/giant polo pony crest smacked me with an uptight snobbish look. Yet, it was very classic U.S. and I must say we did look very well put together. I can’t complain too much.

Inspired by the rich past of the Olympic Games, and in keeping with the time-honored tradition of this historic event, Polo Ralph Lauren brought an elegant and contemporary style to the U.S. Olympic Team. Reflecting Ralph’s trademark sporty sophistication and refined sensibility, the Opening Ceremony uniforms evoke the heritage and legacy of the 1920's and 1930's.

Featuring a polished and tailored silhouette, the ensemble is comprised of a crisp white cotton shirt and ivory cuffed pants, complemented by a timeless navy blue blazer in tropical wool, with the iconic Polo Pony and the 2008 U.S. 'Look of the Team' logo. The chic outfits are accented by Americana-infused accessories with red, white and blue silk ties and scarves and classic canvas sneakers with red and blue lateral stripes, topped off with a white twill hat.

In addition to designing the Official Opening Ceremony Parade Outfits for the U.S. Olympic Team, Polo Ralph Lauren has also created their Closing Ceremony Parade Outfits, as well as an assortment of village wear pieces.

My only question, why does Ralph insist on dressing the women in the same stuffy getup (his wife Ricky is frequently photographed in menswear, so I guess I just answered myself)?

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