US reveal Ralph Lauren-designed uniform for London 2012 Closing Ceremony
Thursday, 19 April 2012
April 19 - United States' Olympic team will wear all white at the Closing Ceremony of London 2012, it has been revealed.
The uniform was modelled on the NBC "Today" Show by Olympic taekwondo medalists Diana and Steven Lopez.
Women will wear a white blouse and a knee-length white skirt with a silk belt in red, white and navy and matching silk scarf tied at the neck while men will have a white cotton sport shirt and white trousers, also with a red, white and navy striped silk belt.
"Ralph Lauren takes great pride in understanding our US athletes and creating a sense of patriotism through clothing," said Peter Zeytoonjian, managing director of consumer products and licencing for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
"The Closing Ceremony garments embody our national sentiment of what it means to be an American."
Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Soni, 2012 Olympic gymnastics hopeful Aly Raisman and Tony Azevedo, a member of the US water polo team that won the silver medal at Beijing 2008, meanwhile, modelled some of the kit that the American will wear when they are not competing.
It included iconic pieces from the Ralph Lauren Village wear collection including the mesh polo, Create Your Own USA polo, Olympic tank and tunic.
The Ralph Lauren 2012 Team USA Olympic Collection for men, women and children is now available by clicking here.
Beginning next month, the collection will be available in select Ralph Lauren retail stores, Team USA shops, selected US department stores and TeamUSAShop.com.
December 2011: Ralph Lauren announces US Olympic athlete roster for London 2012
February 2010: US Ralph Lauren uniforms for ceremonies in Vancouver revealed
November 2009: Polo Ralph Lauren reveals US outfits for Vancouver 2010
July 2009: Ralph Lauren to dress US Olympic team at London 2012