Ralph Lauren unveils 2012 U.S. Olympic team uniforms
The 2012 U.S. Olympic athletes will be heading to London in classic American style.
Designer Ralph Lauren and the United States Olympic Committee have unveiled the officials uniforms that Team USA will wear during the opening ceremony parade. Ralph Lauren also designed the athletes’ uniforms for the closing ceremony parade and a collection of village wear apparel and accessories.
This year’s Team USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms feature navy blazers embroidered with the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patch as well as the iconic Big Pony logo. The men will wear crisp white shirts with red and navy neckties and cuffed cream flat-front trousers. The women’s uniform features a cotton scarf with red, white and navy stripes, paired with a knee-length cream skirt.
The official uniforms are topped with a navy beret with red and white stripes and the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team patch and the Big Pony logo.
The sporty American looks were debuted this morning on NBC’s “Today Show” and modeled by soccer player Heather Mitts and fencer Tim Morehouse.
“It’s a privilege to play a part in the London Games and to celebrate the achievements of these premier athletes as they represent our nation on the world’s biggest stage,” David Lauren of Ralph Lauren said.
And you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to dress like one: the Ralph Lauren 2012 Team USA Olympic Collection for men, women and children will be sold in Ralph Lauren stores, some department stores and on TeamUSAShop.com.
This isn’t the first time Ralph Lauren has outfitted Team USA. In 2008 in Beijing , American athletes wore wool navy blazers emblazoned with over-sized Big Pony logos, off-white wool trousers and white twill newsboy caps by the designer.