Darlings, since it's appropriate to the last challenge, and since you bitches just won't shut up about them, here are Ralph Lauren's designs for the Olympic ceremonies:
cheap-looking, sure, but appropriate enough. We're not all that crazy about the caps (we honestly think baseball caps would have worked better) and it would have been nice to differentiate a little bit between the men and the women, but for the most part, it's classic American sportswear, which makes it perfect for the venue - and, unlike a LOT of the looks we saw parading around the other night, it's tasteful.
"Inspired by the rich past of the Olympic Games, and in keeping with the time-honored tradition of this historic event, Polo Ralph Lauren brings an elegant and contemporary style to the U.S. Olympic Team. Reflecting the brand'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, adorned 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."More info:
"The Opening Ceremony Parade Outfits reflect the heritage and sensibility of the 1920s and 1930s with a tailored and modern silhouette. Men and women althletes wore double vent navy blazers with safari pleats on the back, white slacks, white driving hats and canvas walking shoes."
"The Closing Ceremony Parade Outfits reflect a sportier aesthetic that includes a classic white polo shirt, white shorts, a red/white/blue belt and a sleeveless sweater.
Apparel from the entire Polo Ralph Lauren U.S. Olympic Team Parade Outfit collection are available for purchase in the U.S. - with the official men’s Parade Outfit tie in numbered, limited editions - as well as a collection of designs represented in the athlete village wear pieces. They are available online at RalphLauren.com and the U.S. Olympic Committee website."
[Photos: Courtesy of press.ralphlauren.com/olympics]