Ralph Lauren is responsible for dressing the US Olympic and Paraolympic teams for the opening ceremony. Those looks have been revealed today: men will wear navy blazers with the Olympic team patch, a red and navy tie and cream colored pants. Women will wear the same blazers with red, white and blue striped scarves and a knee-length cream colored skirt. All Olympians will wear a navy beret. Check out the combination below:
Very patriotic. I’m not sure how I feel about the beret. What do you guys think?
The marketing folks can only hope these berets go over as well as they did in 2002, when the U.S. team wore powder-blue berets at the Winter Olympics that became instant hits and quickly sold out at stores around Salt Lake City.
The company said in a statement the outfits aim to embody “the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.”
Ralph Lauren also is dressing the Olympic and Paralympic teams for the closing ceremony and providing casual clothes to be worn around the Olympic Village. Nike has created many of the competition uniforms for the U.S. and outfits for the medal stand.