Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Ralph Lauren: Olympic Gold
Polo Ralph Lauren has been named the official dresser of the US Olympians for Beijing 2008 (an outfit sketch is shown above). 1,500 American athletes will don the designer for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as in their off-time at Olympic Village events. The updated, preppy wardrobes will include: V-neck tennis sweaters and ties, Polo mesh shirts with "Beijing" written in oversized Chinese characters, and cargo pants, all in a patriotic palette of red, white, and blue. A unique addition to the line may be a replica stars and stripes crest that was used by the 1932 U.S. Olympic team at the Los Angeles Games. And we can't forget the Polo ponies.