By Nikki Hager
Ralph Lauren has officially released the designs for the upcoming Tulsa Olympic Opening Ceremonies. While there have been concerns that the uniforms were made in China, Lauren reassured critics, announcing they were actually made in Taiwan.
Graphic by Nikki Hager. At 85 years old, Ralph Lauren still has an impeccable sense of framing, contrast and irony, as demonstrated by his designs for the U.S. team’s uniforms.
This year, since the games will be hosted in the United States, Lauren took real inspiration from the local Oklahoman culture.
“For the lady’s outfit, I sought to emulate the style found at the Oklahoma state fair,” said Lauren.
“There’s even an annual photography competition on ‘The Lost Ogle’ website. Of course I still wanted to keep the outfits very patriotic.”
Lauren has yet to comment about the fluorescent orange male jumpsuit, but people across the state are speculating.
“I think it’s modeled after the jump suits they wear in the oil fields down in Oklahoma,” said Nancy Grace on CNN last week.
As the amount of speculation has increased about the suits, the price of obtaining one has gone through the roof, even for the athletes competing in the games.
“I really was unsure if I was going to be able to afford one,” said U.S. Bobsled athlete Steven Holcomb.
Luckily, internet donors stepped in. Thanks to the cryptocurrency Grumpycatcoin, the team was not only able to purchase the orange suits for the whole team, but were able to buy hats as well.
The Olympic Committee has yet to comment on whether or not the U.S. Olympic team will be able to bring their guns to the opening ceremony.