Ralph Lauren's Team USA Olympic Outfits Unveiled
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
January 23, 2014
Ralph Lauren's Team USA Opening Ceremony outfits for the Sochi Winter Olympics have just been revealed ... and they certainly have a lot going on.
Most eye-catching is the red, white and blue cardigan, which features everything from the American flag, the Olympic rings, to huge random stars and stripes printed throughout. Completing the look are white fleece athletic pants, a cream cotton turtleneck sweater and black leather boots with red laces.
The busy cardigan retails for $595, and obviously in response to the 2012 backlash when it was revealed that the London Olympic Opening Ceremony uniforms were made in China, this one is made in the USA. According to Today, the wool hails from Oregon, was spun in Pennsylvania, then yarned in North Carolina, before being knitted in California by the husband-and-wife team Ball of Cotton.
100 percent of the proceeds of the Limited Edition Team USA Opening Ceremony Cardigan will be donated to the U.S. Olympic Committee, an organization supporting the nation's best athletes.
But what do you think of the Team USA 2014 Opening Ceremony outfits -- perfectly patriotic or way too gaudy?