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Team USA Uniforms for Olympics Opening Ceremony Spark Outrage

Jul. 26th, 2012 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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With the 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner, it seems all anyone can talk about— even more than the sports themselves— is the anticipated fashion that will be worn at the Opening Ceremony this Friday. With the Olympics now considered the most fashionable sporting event of all time, the Opening Ceremony will feature team uniforms by luxury designers Stella McCartney (Team Great Britain), Giorgio Armani (Team Italy), and Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley (Team Jamaica). But the team whose uniforms are drawing the most attention— and not in a good way— is our very own Team USA. Designed by Ralph Lauren, the uniforms themselves are not the biggest issue, even though the navy berets draw confusion. It’s the outsourcing of the uniforms— which also include polo shirts and double-breasted blazers (both with the famous pony logos), white slacks, dresses and skirts— to China. When people learned that Team USA’s Opening Ceremony attire was not made in the USA, they were outraged, sparking lawmakers to announce an agreement on Monday that all of the USA’s ceremonial uniforms must be made in America starting in 2014.
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