Olympic Uniforms Are Ugly
Designed by Ralph Lauren for the opening ceremony
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The uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, were modeled on the show by figure skater Evan Lysacek, hockey player Julie Chu, ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis, and freestyle skiers Hannah Kearney and Alex Schlopy.
The Outside staff had this to say about them.
“It looks like the Oompa-lympics. Don’t eat the candy.” — Whitney James, Assistant Editor
“They look like a cross between Christmas ornaments and elves.” — Nick Kelley, Online Editorial Assistant
“Betsy Ross meets Goodwill sweaters.” – Eric Brown, Online Intern
“Is this the Winter Olympics or an international ugly sweater party?” — Stephen Kasica, Online Editorial Assistant
“Oh dear. Those sweater-blazers (?) are a little busy.” — Whitney Dreier, Associate Online Editor
“They’re an embarrassment.” — Scott Rosenfield, Associate Online Managing Editor
Fellow Olypmpic athlete Lolo Jones even weighed in on the outfits.
Every one calm down about the opening ceremony outfits. Grandmas in retirement homes across America knitted those for us. #craftHour
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) January 23, 2014
Oof. At least they’re made in America this year, right?