Classic tailoring and traditional red, white and blue have come together in Ralph Lauren’s collection for Team USA, which was unveiled exclusively on TODAY Tuesday.
Swimmer Ryan Lochte, modeling an official Olympic look.
As the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, Ralph Lauren designed both the opening and closing ceremony parade outfits as well as a collection of village wear apparel and accessories. This is the third consecutive time the company has designed the official outfits for Team USA.
Modeling the official gear — berets and all — on TODAY were Team USA soccer player Heather Mitts and fencer Tim Morehouse.
They were joined by David Lauren, Ralph Lauren's Executive Vice President. In designing the outfits, the company was "very inspired by the 1948 Games, which is the last time that American competed in England," he said of the "updated take on old-world elegance."
Olympians Ryan Lochte, Bryan Clay, Giuseppe Lanzone and Heather Mitts model the official Olympic gear.
Mitts, the first to model the look, is a two-time gold medalist, winning both in Beijing in 2008 and Athens in 2004. She wore a white blouse and navy blazer, pairing the ensemble with a knee-length cream skirt and a scarf with red, white and navy stripes.
The athletes gave the gear a thumbs-up.
"It's really exciting to be in this outfit right now and know we'll be wearing it in the opening ceremonies," said Morehouse, who won silver in Beijing. "It's really cool." He wore a white cotton sport shirt with a red and navy necktie under a tailored double-breasted blazer with peak lapels. The men's blazers are paired with simple cream-colored flat-front trousers.
Didn't make the cut to compete at the Games? Men, women and children can buy the Team USA Olympic Collection to celebrate the Games in style. Other options and accessories include hoodies and tank tops as well as beach towels, duffel bags and sunglasses.
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