Ralph Lauren has unveiled its official Olympic ceremony uniforms – and, boy, are they preppy.
ABOVE: Team USA athletes model Ralph Lauren's preppy uniform
The Ralph Lauren-designed 2012 London Olympic Games uniforms are based around a strong navy and white colour palette with hints of red, and will be worn by the American team during the formal opening and closing ceremony parades.
ABOVE: Sketches of Ralph Lauren's Olympic uniform
As expected from a brand that took the US country club look and turned it into an eternally referenced All-American fashion trend, the Olympic uniforms feature preppy navy blazers worn with white trousers for the men and knee-length white skirts for the women, all accessorised with jaunty berets and patriotic ties or scarves.
ABOVE: Team GB members with Stella McCartney at the launch of her heavily criticised Olympic kit
As Stella McCartney’s Team GB kit was met with criticism from some members of the British public, we’ll be looking forward to hearing the reaction of American citizens to Ralph Lauren’s Olympic efforts.
What do you think? Which do you prefer - Ralph Lauren or Stella McCartney's Olympic kits? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below.
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