The July 27 Opening Ceremony promises to be a fashionable one, with host country England set to wear Stella McCartney for Adidas, Italy outfitted in Giorgio Armani, and the U.S. team in iconic American Ralph Lauren. And in true celebration of the games, Ralph Lauren is making the looks available to the public.
Inspired by the uniforms of the 1948 games in London, the RL looks are vintage Americana, as is the entire collection of complementary red, white, and navy clothing. A heritage sweatshirt a la the 1930s and 40s sports a felt USA appliqué; a fleece zip-up has a patch depicting both the American and British flags. The navy Blue Label blazer and white mid-length skirt to be worn by the female athletes during the ceremony, translate seamlessly to summer outfits; or pair the Opening Ceremony shirt, complete with the Big Pony logo, with coral shorts for a luncheon look worthy of a gold medal.
For men, the pleated white trousers are surefire summer staples, as are the Nubuck uniform shoes; or represnt the USA all year round with the red-and-navy silk tie. Accessories like a classic duffle carrier also ensure you’ll pay homage to the country in style. 750 N. Michigan Ave., 312-280-1655